2008 - Everything that Happens Will Happen Today Print
Sunday, 03 August 2008 15:22

In December, 2007, David Byrne announced on the BBC Radio music show The Weekender, that he was working with legendary musician/producer Brian Eno on a brand new album of "proper songs", describing it as a "completely different thing" from My Life in the Bush of Ghosts, their first collaboration album (released in 1981), which was mostly experimental.[2] In April, 2008, speaking at an event in New York, Byrne confirmed the release of a new album, and later told the NY Daily News that "Brian had written a lot of music, but needed some words, which I know how to do. What's it sound like? Electronic gospel. That's all I'm saying."
On July 28, 2008, details of the album became of public knowledge when Byrne posted on his web journal that he and Eno had finished the new album, titled Everything That Happens Will Happen Today, and that it would be released on August 18, 2008. The album website was launched on the same day, with an introduction and a promotional video of Byrne announcing the new album.

The album will be self-released on August 18, 2008, only through the official album's website. It will be available free for streaming and for purchase as a digital download. No record label is involved on the release, and independent distributors will handle the physical product, which will be released later this year as an enhanced CD and a deluxe packaged CD with graphics and packaging done by Grammy Award-winning designer Stefan Sagmeister.
The first single off the album, "Strange Overtones", will be released on August 4, 2008 as a free digital download only through the album's website.
Tracks:
  • Home
  • My Big Nurse
  • I Feel My Stuff
  • Everything That Happens
  • Life is Long
  • The River
  • Strange overtones
  • Wanted for Life
  • One Fine Day
  • Poor Boy
  • The Lighthouse