American Utopia: Detroit

Posted by Fabio 26 March 2018

A collaboration between David Byrne & the Detroit School of Arts, featuring the Vocal Jazz Ensemble and filmed in part by the students of the Radio and TV Dept.

When I saw what the DSA students did with my song, it completely changed the way I thought of the song. In fact, it changed the meaning of the song—I realized it was about inclusion, welcoming and not being alone. It’s a more generous interpretation of the song than what I do with my voice. Just goes to show how a song can change (radically!) depending on who is singing it. _David Byrne

The streaming royalties from this video will go to Detroit School of Arts, who were also given a stipend for their participation and hard work in this project.