The inimitable Craig Shaw Gardner (who really should update his website) tells me that, if I like Florence + the Machine, I should love Florence Welch (that would be “Florence”) singing the title song of David Byrne and Fatboy Slim’s disco-based concept album about Imelda Marcos.
WTF? I’m so out of it, I didn’t even know that David Byrne and Fatboy Slim had released a disco-based concept album about Imelda Marcos. How did that escape my attention? Here is Mr. Byrne’s explanation:
The story I am interested in is about asking what drives a powerful person—what makes them tick? How do they make and then remake themselves? I thought to myself, wouldn’t it be great if—as this piece would be principally composed of clubby dance music—one could experience it in a club setting? Could one bring a ‘story’ and a kind of theater to the disco? Was that possible? If so, wouldn’t that be amazing!
How come no one thought of that before? Anyway, here’s the song: