Lorde Covers “Take Me to the River” for Talking Heads Tribute Album: Listen


Lorde has released a new cover of “Take Me to the River” for the new album Everyone’s Getting Involved: A Tribute to Talking Heads’ Stop Making Sense. Check out the New Zealand artist’s take on the song, produced with Jim-E Stack, below.

Al Green co-wrote and recorded “Take Me to the River” for 1974’s Al Green Explores Your Mind. Talking Heads covered the song for 1978’s More Songs About Buildings and Food and played it live for 1984’s Stop Making Sense.

Last year, A24 re-released Stop Making Sense ahead of its 40th anniversary. The new and forthcoming tribute album features covers by Paramore, Teezo Touchdown, Miley Cyrus, and others.

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