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Byrne and Annie Clark began working together in late using a writing and promotion process that Byrne had previously used on his collaboration with Brian Eno Everything That Happens Will Happen Today. Vincent show and on the album Here Lies Love. A concert organizer suggested Byrne and Clark try a similar collaboration. So I hadn't explored brass and I wanted to. Originally, we were going to do a night of music at a bookstore for charity. So I was thinking, Okay, it could be a small ensemble: just me and David and a couple of guitars and we'll call it a day.
But then obviously it grew and grew and grew. Brass was a way to bridge what we do in some sort of neutral, middle ground. When we toured the album, just the sheer number Tequila - Willie Mitchell - Willie Mitchell Live people onstage was exciting and overwhelming, and these people organised the stage movement in really fun and idiosyncratic ways and it made for such a lighthearted, beguiling show.
The musicians composed lyrics in person and via e-mail,  which resulted in an entire album's worth of material. Byrne and Clark each wrote and sing their own lyrics, with the exception of "The Forest Awakes"—which Byrne wrote, but Clark sings. The album cover was inspired by Beauty and the Beastwith Byrne as a " Buzz Lightyear -like" beauty and Clark as a grotesque beast.
David Byrne and St. Vincent worked with digital promotions company Topspin Media to distribute the promotional single "Who" and create embeddable widgets to stream the album. A music video directed by Martin du Thurah was released on September 4 for "Who". On September 2, the full album became available for streaming via NPR. The duo toured to promote the album with a backing band that includes eight brass players led by Kelly Pratt of Bright MomentsSt. Like Byrne's previous Songs of David Byrne and Brian Eno Tourthe performers engaged in complex choreography onstage while performing.
Love This Giant has received generally positive reviews; aggregator Metacritic scores it a 77 with 36 reviews, indicating "Generally favorable reviews. Gieben of The Skinny also praised the "engaging musical conversation" between the two singers, but criticized the musicianship for lacking experimentation  and Heather Phares of David Byrne & St.
Vincent - Love This Giant agrees that the album is lacking in Clark's "guitar acrobatics. The Independent ' s Andy Gill  and Simmy Richman  consider the brass instrumentation the greatest strength of the album with the latter declaring the work "a skewed and funky instant classic. In it Where Are We Sailing To?
- Thomas Enhco, Thomas Enhco Trio - Someday My Prince Will Come awarded a silver certification from the Independent Music Companies Association which indicated sales of at David Byrne & St.
Vincent - Love This Giant 20, copies throughout Europe. The album was Byrne's first solo effort to reach the Billboard Top 40peaking at 23; this was subsequently surpassed by 's American Utopiawhich debuted at No. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. See also: Love This Giant Tour. Rock music portal. Vincent: Love This Giant ". Drowned in Sound.
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