In April 6, the David Byrne & Fatboy Slim collaboration album titled “Here Lies Love” inspired & based from the life of former First Lady of the Philippines Imelda Marcos and her relationship with a previous childhood servant Estrella, will hit the record stores.
It features vocals from 22 artists such as Cyndi Lauper, Tori Amos, Natalie Merchant and Santigold among others. And to be honest, I’m only after this album due to Cyndi Lauper’s parts. Yes, plural as in with “s” as Cyndi lend her vocals on two tracks, “Eleven Days” and a duet with Tori Amos entitled, “Why Don’t You Love Me”.
Ms. Lauper’s performance was described by el maestro David Byrne as “amazingly fine-tuned” and “very impressive”. Ahem-ahem to Lady Gaga and Madonna, take note please.
True enough, I’m so digging the “Eleven Days” track! It’s a modern sound, disco-ish song showcasing Ms. Lauper’s versatile & melodic voice whereas “Why Don’t You Love Me” is a rhythmic tune that will keep you awake while Cyndi & Tori’s vocals blend so perfectly!
To listen to the 30-second snippets of the songs, click here.
(Special thanks to bespren Harold for pinching me to feature this even though he’s a die-hard Madonna fanatic! xoxo)
Update: I just found out that “Eleven Days” was about the whirlwind eleven-day courtship of ex-President Ferdinand Marcos to Imelda in 1953 before they finally decided to tie-up the knot. The same year Ninoy Aquino and Cory Aquino got married with the same principal sponsor, the then President Ramon Magsaysay. 1953 was also the year Cyndi Lauper was born.