David Byrne Covers Paramore's "Hard Times"

The 12-inch single arrives tomorrow for Record Store Day

BY Sydney BrasilPublished Apr 19, 2024

Last month, David Byrne announced that he'd be collaborating with Record Store Day ambassadors Paramore on a 12-inch single. While side B will be home to the trio's cover of "Burning Down the House," the record will be fronted by Byrne covering their track, "Hard Times."

Now, Byrne is sharing his offering for the project a day early. If you hadn't heard the original, you might assume it was a recent Byrne track with its syncopated drums and horn sections. It makes it easier to understand how the original was inspired by Talking Heads — listen to it below.

Paramore's cover of "Burning Down the House" will also feature on the Stop Making Sense cover album Everyone's Getting Involved, which will celebrate the greatest concert film of all time

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