Angelique Kidjo

If Talking Heads are going to be reinterpreted by anyone, it can’t get any better than Benin-born, French-raised Angelique Kidjo. Featuring intense closeup action on our songstress in question, her video for this masterful cover brings a unique intensity that nearly overshadows David Byrne’s eccentricities, instead focusing on the power of the message itself with an African polyrhythmic twist.

Angelique’s reimagining of her cover’s home album Remain In Light is out June 8th via Kravenworks. Don’t miss it.