David Byrne has released a statement to discuss the lack of women contributors on his new new album American Utopia.
The lack of female inclusion on the record was pointed out by some Byrne’s followers and, in reaction, the former Talking Heads man thanked them for raising the issue:“I’d like to thank those of you who wrote for calling attention to this—this matters a lot to me,” he wrote.
“This lack of representation is something that is problematic and wide spread in our industry. I regret not hiring and collaborating with women for this album-it’s ridiculous, it’s not who I am and it certainly doesn’t match how I’ve worked in the past.”
Here’s the statement in full: