Apparently, David Byrne is an Annie Clark fan. While meeting at a benefit concert in NYC, he told her so and after awhile they began to discuss a possible future collaboration. In his words:
..”Annie suggested we use a brass band rather than the typical rock ensemble—which would brilliantly solve the sound problems inherent in performing in a small joint like Housing Works. A brass band wouldn’t need mixing and could be heard acoustically in a room that size. They’d balance themselves. Easy. We’d only need vocal mics”…
This is the first single of this joint venture.