Talking Heads’ “This Must Be the Place (Naive Melody)” Performed on Traditional Chinese Instruments

Mat­teo — they’re a band from Salt Lake City that spent years “mean­der­ing through Chi­nese street mar­kets and moun­tains,” gath­er­ing “a hearty col­lec­tion of Chi­nese tra­di­tion­al instru­ments,” and then incor­po­rat­ing their sounds into their own brand of amer­i­can indie-folk music. Nat­u­ral­ly you’re won­der­ing what this fusion sounds like. So we give you Mat­teo per­form­ing “This Must Be the Place (Naive Melody)” from the Talk­ing Heads’ fifth album, Speak­ing in Tongues. Find a live ver­sion of the orig­i­nal right below.

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