Credit: Jody RogacEx-Talking Heads frontman David Byrne has released a new track called “This Is That,” from his upcoming studio album, American Utopia, as a digital single and via streaming services Friday. If you pre-order American Utopia now at iTunes and, you’ll also immediately receive a free download of the song.

You can listen to “This Is That,” which was co-written and produced by electronic artist Daniel Lopatin, a.k.a. Oneohtrix Point Never, now at Byrne’s official YouTube channel. The ethereal, eclectic-sounding tune is highlighted by Chinese folk instruments and electronic percussion.

American Utopia, Byrne’s first full-fledged solo effort since 2004’s Grown Backwards, will be released March 9. The 10-track collection includes songs inspired by various things that give Byrne incentive to feel optimistic during this period of political and social upheaval. Among his collaborators on the project are Brian Eno, who co-wrote the song “Everybody’s Coming to My House” with David.

Byrne will be supporting American Utopia with an expansive world tour that kicks off March 3 in Red Bank, New Jersey, and is mapped out through an August 28 show in Morrison, Colorado.

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