“Watch out, you may get what you’re after,” David Byrne sang in 1983’s Talking Heads classic “Burning Down the House.” Byrne is not shy to collaborate with artists he admires across a vast array of genres and levels of fame, including St. Vincent, Selena (RIP), Fatboy Slim, Caetano Veloso, and more. It seems Choir! Choir! Choir!, a Canadian choir that went viral for their rendition of David Bowie’s “Space Oddity” in 2016 – and a large crowd of fans – got what they were after last Saturday in New York when the choir performed with David Byrne.
Choir! Choir! Choir! were beyond excited that the group they had started casually, for a friend’s birthday, had gotten to such epic levels. The Talking Heads frontman sang “Borderline” by Madonna, as well as “Heroes”, by David Bowie. And the songs were not same as they ever were. Check out a clip of the “Heroes” cover below. It’s truly moving to see so many people sing so beautifully.
And here is a short clip of “Borderline”: