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David Byrne covering Paramore for Record Store Day release

todayMarch 5, 2024


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With Paramore covering Talking Heads‘ “Burning Down the House,” David Byrne is now returning the favor.

Byrne has recorded a version of Paramore’s song “Hard Times,” the lead single off Hayley Williams and company’s 2017 album, After Laughter. It’ll be released alongside Paramore’s rendition of “Burning Down the House” on a 12-inch vinyl single exclusively for Record Store Day, April 20.

As previously reported, Paramore will be the ambassador for Record Store Day 2024. They’re also releasing a vinyl edition of their Re: This Is Why compilation for the occasion.

Meanwhile, Paramore’s “Burning Down the House” cover was recorded for a tribute album to the iconic Talking Heads concert film and live album, Stop Making Sense.

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