LISTEN: Trey Songz Honors David Bowie
Trey Songz is paying his respects to the late David Bowie with a cover of one of the star’s most notable tracks—”Life On Mars?”
Recorded for HBO’s Vinyl, the R&B crooner modernizes the song by adding his own flair with a much more stripped down take.
“When I was approached last summer by the producers of Vinyl, the first thing I thought was, ‘Damn that’s a David Bowie song!!’ the singer told Complex. “I was honored that the producers thought of such a legend and myself in the same breath. I had to do what I do best, because icons like David paved the way.”
He continued, “After learning of his passing, I knew that this was a special moment in time and this cover became my personal tribute to David. Experiences like this have helped to shape my future and respect the past of others before me. This has become a very special moment in my career and I am blessed and grateful to be a part!”
Take a listen below, and let us know what you think of the revamp. You can also catch the tune on Vinyl’s weekly series of soundtracks, Vinyl: Music from the HBO Original Series – Volume 1.6, when it drops March 18.