HBO’s new series Vinyl, continues to deliver some unexpected but welcomed new music. The latest being a mew cover by Trey Songz, who takes on the late great David Bowie‘s song “Life On Mars?”
The R&B heartthrob brings a modern take to the 1973 single off the album Hunky Dory, one that mostly remains true to the original. And while it is an homage, the song wasn’t just created following Bowie’s passing in January.
“When I was approached last summer by the producers of ‘Vinyl,’ the first thing I thought was, ‘Damn that’s a David Bowie song,’” Trey 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. 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 apart!”
The cover will be included in Vinyl’s weekly series of soundtracks. Vinyl: Music from the HBO Original Series – Volume 1.6 is slated to drop March 18.