David Byrne's "Like Humans Do" will be included in every copy of Windows XP operating system to demonstrate the digital media capabilities of the new Windows Media Player for Microsoft® Windows XP, available Oct. 25.
The song comes from Byrne's Look Into the Eyeball album, and will play as a digital audio track, complete with album art and lyrics, the first time the Windows Media Player is used.
"Having a track from David Byrne included with Windows XP speaks to his broad appeal and gives millions of people a fun way to explore all the ways they can enjoy digital music on Windows XP," said Ty Braswell, vice president of New Media for Virgin Records.
WindowsMedia.com will feature a free webcast of an hour-long concert Byrne recorded before a private audience, premiering Aug. 2 at 7 p.m. EST on http://WindowsMedia.com/previewv2/xpconcerts/. It will also be available on demand through August.