At the year’s Brit Awards, Lorde collaborated with David Bowie’s band and performed “Life on Mars?” in honor of the late music icon, David Bowie. The young New Zealand singer was praised for her performance, even Bowie’s son Duncan Jones, who was critical of Lady Gaga’s tribute, described Lorde’s performance as “beautiful” in a tweet.
Finally found the links to tonight's Brits. Just... beautiful. Thank you.
— Duncan Jones (@ManMadeMoon) February 25, 2016
During a Periscope Q&A, David Bowie’s pianist Mike Garson told fans that David Bowie thought hightly of Lorde. “David really liked Lorde, and he felt like she was the future of music, and they had a few wonderful moments together,” Garson said.
Garson then discussed the details on Lorde’s Bowie tribute at this year’s Brit awards. “She was the perfect choice,” he said. “Some of David’s family member and David’s management had some suggestions she’d be the right one. They wanted to bring the next generation in....It was an amazing, momentous experience, and she really did justice to him...She was so nervous. She actually said if she didn’t sing the song to David, she couldn’t have gotten through it.”
Watch the full Brit Award tribute performance down below: