David Bowie was an icon on all fronts. As a musician he broke boundaries. As an artist he delivered legendary performances. And as a human he elicited excitement and compassion in all that he did. To honor what would have been the late icon’s 74th birthday today, the new compilation Modern Love has announced its release in May through BBE Music. The comp features music by Khruangbin, Helado Negro, We Are KING and more. The compilation celebrates and highlights the artist’s connection to R&B, jazz, funk and gospel. Today you can stream a cover of “Space Oddity” masterfully crafted by We Are KING.
Aside from th fact that the legendary song is re-imagined, the twin sisters here offer harmonies and a reworked vision of what the track can be. Underneath a blanket of ambient R&B tones, the build is masterfully achieved. The excitement from what the two artists bring to the song continuously opens like a flower in the sun. The song holds the sounds of the original while offering it up in a new and fresh way.
“Space Oddity” from We Are KING is available to stream above or wherever you listen to music. It can be purchased in all digital outlets. Modern Love can be preordered directly from BBE Music beginning next month ahead of its May 28 release.
Image Credits: Photo by Kanya Iwana .