David Byrne discusses Broadway, becoming a US citizen and life with the Talking Heads in new interview
In a brand new interview with CBS Sunday Morning, David Byrne has opened up about becoming a US citizen as well as discussing his American Utopia Broadway show, and life as the leader of Talking Heads.
Having made his name in the depths of New York’s art district, the Talking Heads singer has returned to the Big Apple for a special run of performances on Broadway of American Utopia. CBS Sunday Morning shared some footage of the performance as part of a new segment devoted to Byrne.
The singer also reflected on his childhood, confessing that he always felt like an “outsider” at school having immigrated from Scotland at the young age of eight. He even touches on the “high-pressure” role as leading man in the Talking Heads illustrious career.
Byrne also talks about his decision to become a US citizen in 2012 revealing he did it because he was “busted” when voting. “I firmly believed that green card holders could vote in elections as long as they didn’t vote for president,” he explains in the clip. “And I did it! I did it for many years.”
Byrne, ever the entertainer, even joked: “They were right: There’s a lot of voter fraud!” Watch below David Byrne in conversation with CBS Sunday Morning.