David Bowie: il nuovo album tributo

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Continuano le celebrazioni. Il 74esimo compleanno e l’anniversario della prematura scomparsa si uniscono in un unico commosso ricordo. La label inglese BBE Music pubblica ‘Modern Love’, un disco tributo a Bowie lanciato dall’eterea cover di ‘Space Oddity’ opera del duo We Are King. Nel disco (curato da Peter Adarkwah e Drew McFadden) figurano: Khruangbin (“Right”), Helado Negro (“Sound & Vision”), Matthew Tavares (“Heroes”), Jeff Parker (“Soul Love”), Miguel Atwood-Ferguson (“Life On Mars”), Meshell Ndegeocello (“Fantastic Voyage”), The Hics (“TheMan Who Sold The World”), Bullion (“Where Are We Now”), Jonah Mutono (“Modern Love”), Nia Andrews (“Silly Boy Blue”), L’Rain (“Move On”), Sessa (“Panic In Detroit”), Kit Sebastian (“Lady Grinning Soul), Eddie Chacon feat. John Carroll Kirby (“Tonight) e appunto We Are King.

“I felt that the connection between Bowie and Black music styles and culture (especially soul, R&B, jazz, funk, and gospel) had never really been explored before — at least not so much in covers, which tend to lean towards rock. Certainly, there’s been plenty of Bowie covers over the years, but none that have really tapped into what seems to have been a big part of his core musical style and direction”