A diverse group of artists are teaming up for a Talking Heads tribute album. On Jan. 31, it was revealed that the highly-anticipated album Everyone’s Getting Involved: A Tribute to Talking Heads’ Stop Making Sense features Latine artists like El Mató a un Policía Motorizado, Jean Dawson, Chicano Batman (featuring Money Mark), and The Linda Lindas.
Composed by 16 different acts, the 16-track album is a compilation album. It coincides with the American rock band’s Stop Making Sense concert film and soundtrack’s 40th anniversary (originally released in 1984). Participating non-Latine artists include Paramore, Miley Cyrus, and Lorde. girl in red, The National, Teezo Touchdown, Kevin Abstract, and BADBADNOTGOOD will also be part of the upcoming album. Other artists in the project include Toro y Moi, Blondshell, DJ Tunez, and The Cavemen.
Though the official track list isn’t out yet, Paramore released the first taste of the tribute album today (Jan. 31). The band released their cover of Talking Heads’ “Burning Down the House,” featuring Hayley Williams’ signature high-pitched vocals on top of the song’s iconic beat. An accompanying video clip shows Williams in a large-fitted suit, mirroring the fit that the popular American band’s vocalist David Byrne wore in the original concert film and album cover.
“The butterfly effect the Talking Heads have had shouldn’t be studied it should be felt. – I certainly don’t know if I would be here if New Wave and No Wave didn’t smack into one another and spark ingenuity,” Dawson wrote online about his participation in the upcoming release. “From the East Village in New York to my once teenage street crawler ears the Talking Heads allowed me to explore unadulterated imagination in sound when I was too young to know up from down. Thank you @a24 & Talking Heads – its a dream to say the least.”
There is no album release date as of now.
Listen to Paramore’s cover of “Burning Down the House” below.