David Byrne enlists Maggie Rogers for duet of ‘Strange Overtones’ at Radio City Music Hall

This man’s work is so deeply woven into my musical DNA,” Rogers said of Bryne following their joint performance in New York City earlier this week. 

David Bryne made a surprise appearance on Maggie RogersThe Feral Joy tour earlier this week, joining the singer-songwriter for a duet of Bryne’s Strange Overtones at Radio City Music Hall.

The song first appeared on Byrne’s 2008 album Everything That Happens Will Happen Today, and was assisted by Rogers at the New York City show on Wednesday (February 15). 

Ladies and gentlemen,” Rogers announced after performing a handful of tracks from her 2022 album Surrender, for one night only, please welcome David Byrne.”

The pair proceeded to treat the audience to a rendition of Strange Overtones, with Rogers dancing in sync with the groove-laden beat while trading verses with Bryne. Watch footage from the on-stage collaboration below.

Byrne and Rogers dancing during duet
Credit: Maggie Rogers/Instagram

Following the performance, Rogers took to Instagram to applaud Bryne, sharing an image of herself alongside the Talking Heads frontman. “This man’s work is so deeply woven into my musical DNA,” Rogers wrote.

Never getting over this oneI’ll remember last night forever.” Last year, Bryne made a cameo appearance in the music video for Where I Am, the lead single lifted from her sophomore effort. 


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Elsewhere, Bryne teamed up with Montaigne for the single Always Be You, which featured on the Australian artist’s 2022 album making it!. Rogers, meanwhile, featured on the 2023 track Dawns alongside Zach Bryan, which made it into Happy Mag’s January edition of Best Music Friday.

Speaking of her songwriting process in a 2019 interview with Happy Mag, Rogers said: “I think that space can really charge or colour the writing process. It can give you permission to be loud or vulnerable. I think we’re all products of our environments in some way or another.