David Byrne Says a Talking Heads Reunion Would Be "a Number of Steps Backwards"
Published Jan 05, 2017Whether he's at work on the monumental production of Contemporary Color or Joan of Arc musicals, David Byrne's schedule is undoubtedly a full one. But if you're one of many hoping he'd clear time to get Talking Heads together for a reunion, Byrne would urge you to think again.
Speaking with The Creative Independent, Byrne said that the possibility of reuniting the successful new wave outfit isn't in the cards for the foreseeable future, if at all.
"[A] Talking Heads reunion might be incredibly successful for a specific generation, or maybe for many generations. It would make me a lot of money and get a lot of attention," he said. "It would also probably be quite a number of steps backwards as far as being perceived as someone who does a lot of different things."
He continued: "For that reason, I feel like I have to sacrifice something, whether it's money or name recognition or whatever, in order to be able to do a little bit more of what I'd want to do. In other words, you can't have it all."
The full interview sees Byrne expanding on his latest project, a "large scale immersive art piece" titled Neurosociety. You can find it here.
As previously reported, Byrne's Joan of Arc musical, titled Saint Joan, is expected to premiere in New York next month.
Thanks to FACT for the heads-up.