Watch: David Byrne and St Vincent "Who" Music Video Debuts Online

By Jacob Kleinman September 5, 2012 6:19 PM EDT
David Byrne St Vincent Who Music Video

David Byrne & St Vincent (Photo: "Love This Giant" al)

David Byrne and St Vincent's collaborative album, "Love This Giant," is set to drop in just a week. Today, the duo released a sleek black and white music video for "Who," a funky, horn heavy single that opens the album.

The video tells the abstract story of a car accident involving the two popular musicians, and features plenty of the groovy dance moves Byrne is so well-known for. St Vincent (aka Anie Clark) follows his lead as best she can.

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"Love This Giant" is a studio album three years in the making. The Talking Heads frontman and alternative rock starlet developed the album while pursuing their own projects and touring separately, emailing each other new tracks, melodies and lyrics in a continuous creative process.

"We are both accustomed to writing on the computer and writing arranged pieces of music, so it worked a number of ways," Clark told Rolling Stone. "I sent him music I was working on with no melody and then I would add another section or he sent me [a] simple chord structure and melody and I would deconstruct and make a horn arrangement and invert something and make it minor. We would just fuck with each other's parts and pieces and it was good, working that way. I think we approached it in the analytical and also an architectural way. Neither one of us was ruffled by that, so we could just cut things up. It didn't feel precious and it never felt like there was a minefield in the other person that had to be watched for."

Here's the full tracklist for "Love This Giant," available September 11, 2012:

1. "Who"
2. "Weekend in the Dust"
3. "Dinner For Two"
4. "Ice Age"
5. "I Am An Ape"
6. "The Forest Awakes"
7. "I Should Watch TV"
8. "Lazarus"
9. "Optimist"
10. "Lightning"
11. "The One Who Broke Your Heart" (ft. The Dap-Kings and Antibalas)
12. "Outside of Space & Time"

Upcoming tour dates:

9/15 Minneapolis, Minn. -- State Theater
9/16 Milwaukee, Wisc. -- Riverside Theater
9/18 Chicago, Ill. -- Chicago Theatre
9/20 Toronto, ON -- Queen Elizabeth Theatre
9/21 Montreal, QC -- Eglise St-Jean Baptiste (POP Montreal)
9/23 Boston, Mass. -- Orpheum Theatre
9/25 New York, N.Y. -- Beacon Theater
9/26 New York, N.Y. -- Beacon Theater
9/27 Philadelphia, Pa. -- Tower Theater
9/29 Brooklyn, N.Y. -- Williamsburg Park
9/30 N. Bethesda Md. -- The Music Center at Strathmore
10/2 Nashville, Tenn. -- Ryman Auditorium
10/3 Atlanta, Ga. -- Cobb Energy Center
10/5 Austin, Texas -- Bass Concert Hall
10/6 Houston, Texas -- Hobby Center
10/7 Dallas, Texas -- McFarlin Memorial Auditorium (SMU)
10/10 San Diego, Calif. -- Humphrey's
10/11 Santa Barbara, Calif. -- Arlington Theatre
10/12 Costa Mesa, Calif. -- Segerstrom Theater for the Arts
10/13 Los Angeles, Calif. -- Greek Theater
10/15 San Francisco, Calif. -- Orpheum Theatre
10/17 Seattle, Wash. -- 5th Ave Theatre
10/18 Portland, Ore. -- Arlene Schnitzer Auditorium
10/20 Vancouver, BC -- Centre in Vancouver for the Performing Arts

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