Trey Songz "Life on Mars?" (David Bowie cover)
Published Mar 17, 2016HBO drama Vinyl hasn't exactly been met with universal acclaim, but the show has at least delivered a few interesting cover songs to help score its scenes of '70s-era excess. The latest track to arrive is R&B artist Trey Songz's interpretation of the late David Bowie's early glam ballad, "Life on Mars?"
Songz envelopes the vocal melody with a rich and honeyed tone, giving the song a much different energy than Bowie's iconic English pomp. This version also keeps things minimal, rolling out with not much more than vocals and an echoed piano instead of a fully symphonic affair.
With regards to the lyrics of "Life on Mars?": Whether or not you feel Vinyl is a "saddening bore" or the "freakiest show" is almost beside the point. You'll find Songz's Hunky Dory redo down below.