David Bowie Saw Lorde As ‘the Future of Music’

David Bowie believed the young New Zealand singer Lorde was “the future of music”.

“David really liked Lorde. They had a few wonderful moments together,” said Mike Garson, Bowie’s longtime pianist.

Lorde was chosen to perform a tribute to Bowie at this year’s Brit awards.

“She was the perfect choice,” said Garson.

“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.”

“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.”

Article Source: The Guardian, March 22, 2016

Image Source: Twitter – Lorde


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Taika Waititi Portrait Wins Packing Room Prize

Taika Waititi Portrait Wins Packing Room Prize

Sydney-based artist Claus Stangl has taken out one of Australia’s top art honours with his portrait of Academy Award-winning director Taika Waititi, The Guardian reports. Stangl won the packing room prize, a…