If you’re a lover of David Bowie like I am, then you’re probably bummed out by all those rumours that he’s quitting music for good. But might there be another act to follow in his footsteps?
Word has it that Mr. Stardust was so wowed by a new cover of his 2002 single ‘Slow Burn’, that he’s decided to promote it on his official website, along with a free download of the track.
To begin with, here’s the original version à la Bowie:
And here’s the cover by unsigned London act Films Of Colour:
Here’s what original song’s producer Tony Visconti had to say of Films Of Colour’s rendition:
But Films of Colour had altered it so much they had clearly made it their own. I think Bowie is one of the most difficult artists to cover, since his versions of his own compositions seem to be the definitive versions. After I heard Films of Colour’s version I was completely won over.
So what do you think? Does it deserve David Bowie’s seal of approval? Or do you think someone else could have done a better job? If you like it, you can download it for free here.