When asked by Rolling Stone if she was nervous to cover David Bowie’s “Heroes,” one of the world’s most perfect songs, Janelle Monáe responded, “Hellll no. Bowie knows what’s up.” She’s the best. Anyway, the future-funk robot updated “Heroes” for the PEPSI GENERATION for Pepsi’s (see?) “Now Is What You Make It” campaign. I don’t know what that means, but I do know she made the song thick and hard.
“Bowie is part of my musical DNA in so many ways,” Monae says. “And ‘Heroes’ is one of my favorite Bowie songs. When you love your favorite song, you want to keep some of the beautiful qualities of the original, but we brought Atlanta in the drums and wanted them to be thick and hit hard. It’s like us reimagining it. I thought, ‘If this song was in my dream, how would it get from our dream to my reality?’” (Via)
Hear it below.