Can’t say I’ve ever been much of a Fatboy Slim fan, but his new project with David Byrne, which includes an amazing list of guest vocalists, looks quite promising. Byrne and Slim, aka Norman Cook, have teamed up for a concept album, called Here Lies Love, about controversial former First Lady of the Philippines Imelda Marcos, NPR reports.
You may recognize Marcos’ name because she essentially threw the Beatles out of her country for allegedly ditching a scheduled luncheon back in the day (watch a vintage newsreel about that event below).
What’s more, Byrne and Cook are also planning to turn the album into a stage production, a la the Andrew Lloyd Webber-penned Evita, starring Madonna as Argentinian first lady Eva Péron. Madonna won’t be the lead in Here Lies Love, however, but the pair have tapped over 20 guest vocalists, including Cyndi Lauper, Martha Wainwright, Santigold, Tori Amos, and Sharon Jones.