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David Bowie Crowned Lorde the Future of Music

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The future of music: 19-year-old Lorde will lead the way.

With the recent death of rock legend David Bowie, people are thinking more than ever about where music will go from here and which artists will take us to the next level. According to Mike Garson, Bowie’s former pianist, Bowie believed 19-year-old Lorde is “the future of music.”

“David really liked Lorde, and he felt like she was the future of music, and they had a few wonderful moments together,” Garson said.

Lorde performed a touching tribute to Bowie at the Brit Awards this year. In selecting an artist to do the tribute, Bowie’s family had a large say.

“She was the perfect choice,” Garson said. “Some of David’s family members and David’s management had some suggestions she’d be the right one. They wanted to bring the next generation in.”

Even Bowie’s son, Duncan Jones, who had expressed distaste at Lady Gaga‘s tribute at the Grammys, tweeted his approval.

Surely standing in the shoes of a legend is a nerve-wracking experience, but Lorde did justice to her hero, whom she had met at a benefit years earlier. “That night, something changed in me. I felt a calmness grow, a sureness. I think in those brief moments, he heralded me into my net new life, an old rock and roll alien in a perfect grey suit.”

Lorde’s performance comes in the wake of the success of her track “Yellow Flicker Beat” for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 album and her feature on Disclosure’s track “Magnets.” As far as her next album goes, no release date has been set, but the singer “whispered the album name” to her mom on January 1, according to Twitter.

Lorde and Lady Gaga aren’t the only ones to pay tribute to the fantastic Mr. Bowie. Jimmy Fallon recently covered “Life on Mars.”

Fallon’s subtly imitative vocals are paired with Chris Martin on piano.

-BandRumors Staff

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