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Trey Songz pays tribute to the late music icon David Bowie, who tragically passed away in January after losing his battle with cancer, by covering one of the biggest hits of his hugely influential and shape-shifting career. Over sparse piano keys, Trigga delivers an emphatic remake of “Life On Mars?” taken from Bowie’s 1971 album Hunky Dory.

The cover will be featured in the upcoming episode of HBO’s new series, Vinyl. “When I was approached last summer by the producers of Vinyl, the first thing I thought was, ‘Damn that’s a David Bowie song!!” Trey told Complex. “I had to do what I do best, because icons like David paved the way. After learning of his passing I knew that this was a special moment in time and this cover became my personal tribute to David.”

Listen below…

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