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A24 ANNOUNCES 'EVERYONES GETTING INVOLVED: A TRIBUTE TO TALKING HEADS' WITH A NEW PARAMORE COVER

Updated: May 1

A24 Music is thrilled to announce the compilation of Everyone's Getting Involved: A Tribute to Talking Heads' Stop Making Sense, which comes in celebration of the recent re-release of Jonathan Demme's iconic concert film of the same name and the 40th anniversary of its accompanying soundtrack album. The tribute soundtrack will feature renditions from the likes of artists such as BADBADNOTGOOD, Blondshell, The Cavemen, Chicago Batman Feat Money Mark, DJ Tunez, EL MATÓ A UN POLICÍA MOTORIZADO, girl in red, Jean Dawson, Kevin Abstract, The Linda Lindas, Lorde, Miley Cyrus, The National, Teezo Touchdown and Toro Y Moi. The first track was released by A24 Music just this past Wednesday, listen to Paramore's power-packed version of "Burning Down the House" below!



Mirroring the tracklist of the original EP, these 16 thrilling and utterly spectacular reinterpretations will not only introduce a new generation of listeners to the Talking Heads' music but also offer fresh perspectives and unique takes on songs longtime fans have known by heart for decades. This selection of brilliant artists recontextualizes Stop Making Sense in popular music and culture, focusing on generational and stylistic breadth.


A24 acquired the worldwide rights to Stop Making Sense and brought it back to life in theaters around the world this past fall in restored 4K print, often leading to dance parties breaking out in the aisles. The film set an IMAX record for high-grossing live events, and surpassed the gross from its original 10-month US theatrical run in the 1980s within a matter of weeks. Audiences are lining up at theaters once again to see the film at select residences across the country.


Best of all, the screenings brought together the four core members of Talking Heads for the first time since 2002, with David Bryne, Tina Weymouth, Chris Frantz, and Jerry Harrison participating in several on-stage conversations to discuss their memories of the legendary film and album.



Records at three December 1983 shows at Los Angeles' Pantages Theatre and released the following year, Stop Making Sense is widely regarded as one of the greatest concert films of all time. In it, Talking Heads are augmented by musicians such as Bernie Worrell, Alex Weir, Steve Scales, Lynn Mabry, and Ednah Holt, helping songs such as "Once in a Lifetime," "Burning Down the House" and "Crosseyed and Painless" reach new creative heights


A24 kicked off a new theatrical residency for Stop Making Sense on January 27, 2024, with monthly screenings on tap in such cities as Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, and San Francisco leading into the 40th anniversary of its original premiere this summer. For tickets and additional information about the movie, click here. To pre-order a collector's edition 4K & Blu-ray release of the film, click here.


Paramore's music is defined by its infectious energy, driving rhythms, and powerhouse vocals. Even in a cover of a renowned, beloved song, Paramore's authenticity shines through, making this track not only more mainstream but digestible to a broader audience. At the heart of the band is Hayley Williams' dynamic voice, which effortlessly transitions from soulful crooning to fierce belting, imbuing this song with the same emotion and intensity heard in the original recording while adding a signature punch. The vocality of this song stands out above the accentuated, groovy instrumentation most, being rather jazz-orientated in nature. The harmonization and scale variations confess to this band's evolution stylistically as well as their growth as musicians overall. In typical Paramore fashion, the instrumentation supports the atmospheric vocals with raunchy guitar riffs, thunderous drumming, and catchy melodies creating a song both anthemic and accessible. Admittedly, it is never easy to cover a song written by many's all-time favorite bands, but Paramore truly displayed their utter talent and eclectic versatility on this release.



At the core of it all is A24 Music. Primarily, known as a film company, the organization began producing soundtracks for its movies through its independent record label which has become sensationalized for its eclectic and atmospheric take on projects. Above all, the production quality of their tracks shines the most. It is crisp and clean, with pristine engineering and mixing that enhances the vocals and hears the drums echo. Their musical endeavors have only just begun, we can expect amazing productions to come from A24 Music as they continue their promotion of emerging artists.


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