Former Talking Heads frontman David Byrne has announced a new online publication, Reasons to be Cheerful, marking the musician’s latest artistic endeavor in recent years. For his latest project, Byrne teamed up with co-editors Christine McLaren and Will Doig, who most notably have worked with MonocleMetropolis, the Globe and MailThe Guardian, and NPR.

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The publication’s description reads, “Through stories of hope, rooted in evidence, Reasons to be Cheerful aims to inspire us all to be curious about how the world can be better, and ask ourselves how we can be part of that change.”

“It often seems as if the world is going straight to Hell. I wake up in the morning, I look at the paper, and I say to myself, ‘Oh no!’ Often I’m depressed for half the day,” Byrne explained in a press release. “As a kind of remedy, and possibly as a kind of therapy, I started collecting good news.”

Byrne added, “We hope to balance out some of the amplified negativity and show that things might not be as bad as we think.”

Watch David Byrne discuss Reasons to be Cheerful in the video below:

Welcome to Reasons to be Cheerful

Head here to dive deep into the new Reasons to be Cheerful website.

[H/T Spin]