Sky Ferreira has shared a cover of David Bowie’s 1970 track “All the Madmen.” Ferreira posted the rediscovered demo to Instagram yesterday (January 9) to celebrate what would have been Bowie’s 74th birthday (which technically fell on January 8). “HBD DAVID BOWIE 💋I love you ❤️” she wrote. “All the Madmen” appears on Bowie’s 1970 studio album The Man Who Sold the World. Listen to Ferreira’s take on the track, as well as Bowie’s original version, below.
David Bowie died exactly five years ago today following an 18-month battle with cancer. He was 69 years old. Earlier this week, British record label BBE Music announced a new tribute album that highlight Bowie’s connection with the soul, R&B, jazz, funk, and gospel sounds that influenced his work. Bowie’s previously-unreleased covers of John Lennon’s “Mother” and Bob Dylan’s “Tryin’ to Get to Heaven” were also issued this week.
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