David Bowie’s son Duncan Jones was a big fan of Lorde’s tribute to his famous father at the 2016 Brit Awards. He tweeted his support of the tribute, which featured Bowie band members playing snippets of his hits ultimately capped off by Lorde singing “Life on Mars?”
Duncan’s opinion on the Brits tribute seemed to be the complete opposite of how he felt following Lady Gaga’s tribute to Bowie at the Grammys. The Warcraft director snidely tweeted the definition of the word “gaga” to show his displeasure with the medley performance.
Lorde admitted that she was incredibly nervous to cover one of her heroes, but steeled herself with a bit of advice before stepping out on the stage.
And she had plenty of reason to be nervous. The “Royals” singer had previously made it clear how much Bowie meant to her in a story about meeting the rock legend for the first time.
“I’ve never met a hero of mine and liked it. It just sucks, the pressure is too huge, you can’t enjoy it. David was different. I’ll never forget the caressing of our hands as we spoke, or the light in his eyes. That night something changed in me — i felt a calmness grow, a sureness. I think in those brief moments, he heralded me into my next new life, an old rock and roll alien angel in a perfect grey suit. I realized everything I’d ever done, or would do from then on, would be done like maybe he was watching. I realized I was proud of my spiky strangeness because he had been proud of his. And I know I’m never going to stop learning dances, brand new dances.”
Thankfully, she had nothing to worry about.