Monday, July 31, 2017

Lilly Hiatt - "The Night David Bowie Died"

Photo by Alysse Gafkjen
For most music fans, we remember exactly where we were when we heard the news that David Bowie had passed away unexpectedly at the age of 69. I just woke up and was checking Facebook notifications. I saw a friend had posted an article to me, and when I checked I saw a story that David Bowie had died. I thought my friend was a complete imbecile that can't tell a fake article from a real one, and scrolled through my feed. The vast majority of the posts that I saw reported that Bowie had, in fact, died. It took maybe five or six before I believed it.

Lilly Hiatt heard the news the night before. In a press release she says: "The night David Bowie died, I was in disbelief. I wanted to talk to someone, but it was too late to make a phone call. I cried quietly and went to bed. The next day, I picked up my guitar and hit record on Garage Band. I started to sing and those were the first words that came out. I felt like Bowie was giving me a little gift."

The song "The Night David Bowie Died" is more of a country rock stomper and not a glammed out obvious tribute to Bowie, but it works perfectly. There are some Bowie-esque moments in here, but more in a blink-and-you'll-miss-it way, which are always the best kind of tributes.

You can watch the video for "The Night David Bowie Died" below. Lilly Hiatt's new album, Trinity Lane, will be out August 25 on New West Records. For more on Lilly Hiatt, check out her website.

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