David Byrne Remains in the Light

A Talking Head indulges old neuroses and gorgeous new hymns at Radio City

Everything that happens will happen today

And nothing has changed but

nothing's the same

And every tomorrow will be yesterday

And everything that happens

will happen today

Whether this statement is meant to be idealistic or funereal, whether this particular electronic-gospel verse is from Genesis or Revelations, goes unspecified, but the tune's beautiful melancholy is its own reward and its own message. I'd lean toward the former, though. Byrne will, by popular demand, still howl, "This is not my beautiful house! This is not my beautiful wife!" on occasion, but Everything suggests someone far less manic, still very much disoriented by the world around him but much more at peace with that, his hips oscillating almost subconsciously, fully in thrall to the awkwardness of hope.

rharvilla@villagevoice.com

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