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David Byrne

On his latest album American Utopia, Byrne zooms in on the mind of a dog, the forgotten regions of the brain and a chicken's idea of heaven. We talk about finding magic in the mundane, the evolution of Byrne's voice since Talking Heads days, and why his current show ends with a cover of a Janelle Monae song that pays tribute to black Americans who have been killed by police and vigilantes. We also talk about the remarkable staging of Byrne's current tour where all the members of his band dance around the stage holding their instruments, and why you might see Byrne himself leading a line of bicycling bandmates around your city before the show.

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