David Bowie Said Lorde Was The “Future Of Music”

Ziggy Stardust has spoken, naming Lorde as the “future of music.”

David Bowie’s longtime pianist and collaborator Mike Garson shared Bowie’s prophecy for the “Royals” singer during a Periscope Q&A.

“David really liked Lorde, and he felt like she was the future of music, and they had a few wonderful moments together,” Garson explained. “She was the perfect choice. Some of David’s family members and David’s management had some suggestions she’d be the right one. They wanted to bring the next generation in.”

Lorde performed a tribute to Bowie this year’s BRIT Awards with David Garson, and has spoken of the moment she met her idol as the moment her life came “full circle.”

“It was super cute, for some reason, we were holding hands and just staring into each other’s eyes and talking, and I was like, this is David Bowie’s hand, what am I doing?” she told Rookie in 2014. “It was insane. A beautiful moment.”

Bowie’s son, Duncan Jones, felt the same about her performance at the BRIT awards, tweeting afterwards that Lorde’s rendition of “Life on Mars” was beautiful.

And Jones is a tough critic. After Lady Gaga’s tribute performance, he tweeted the Oxford dictionary’s definition of gaga: “Over-excited or irrational, typically as a result of infatuation or excessive enthusiasm; mentally confused.”

So maybe skip out on revisiting Gaga’s Grammy tribute, but check out Lorde’s performance at the BRIT awards below.

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