Lorde’s David Bowie Tribute Was Pure Magic & His Son Agrees

Photo: Gabriel Olsen/Getty Images for Radio.com.
In early 2014, Lorde told Rookie that after she met David Bowie, she could "creatively die and just be happy forever."

The New Zealand-native went on to explain a magical moment the two of them shared. "It was super cute, though — 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? It was insane. A beautiful moment."

Last night, more than two years later, Lorde performed a tribute in honor of the legendary late pop star and musical innovator at the Brit Awards.

The tribute began with two introductions from singer Annie Lennox and Bowie's close friend Gary Oldman. Oldman told the crowd that Bowie thought Lorde was the future of music, so it was a full-circle moment when she appeared on stage to sing his song "Life on Mars."

Lorde's simple performance was highly praised, including a tweet from Bowie's son, Duncan Jones. "Finally found the links to tonight's Brits. Just... beautiful. Thank you," he wrote.

via Twitter.

The performance focused more on the screen behind Lorde and on the band, rather than on the singer herself, unlike Lady Gaga's elaborate tribute at the Grammys, which Jones openly criticized.

The morning after the performance, Lorde took to social media to share her preshow jitters and postshow feelings with her fans. "i was so nervous in the wings, and then i whispered to myself "just sing it to david", and nothing else mattered," she wrote.

via Twitter.
via Twitter.
via Twitter.

⚡️ IS THERE LIFE ON MARS? ⚡️

A photo posted by Lorde (@lordemusic) on



Watch the full tribute, below. Lorde comes out around the 10-minute mark.

More from Music

Solange took a page out Beyoncé's book with last week's cryptic social media posts. Now, she's made good on what we maybe-kind-of thought she was promising...
Mariah Carey is basically the definition of a diva. Miley Cyrus, on the other hand, refuses to even walk the red carpet because "people are starving." So...
There's a time in every young singer's life when a very important decision must be made: to record a country collaboration, or not to record a country ...
Alice Tan Ridley's powerful voice is finally getting some time in the spotlight. After years of singing in New York City subway stations to support her ...
Drake just released his short film "Please Forgive Me," and there's something missing. The 23-minute video appeared on Apple Music early Monday morning...
Whether you think he's a rap god or a rapping jackass, you can't deny that Lil Wayne has a way with words. How, exactly, you describe that "way" is ...
You might know Emily Blunt as the actress who is starring in The Girl on the Train and the live-action Mary Poppins movie. But at one point, people had a...
Yesterday, Demi Lovato took the stage at the Global Citizen Festival in New York City with one particular message in mind. Before her performance, she ...
surprise number 1 @mileycyrus @billyidol #iheartfestival A video posted by Ryan Seacrest (@ryanseacrest) on Sep 23, 2016 at 8:24pm PDT Miley Cyrus...
Is anything better than plugging in your headphones, firing up your music app of choice, and jamming out to that brand-new song you're obsessed with? Don...
The Ronettes had it all wrong. The best part of breaking up is not the making up. That rarely happens, and when it does, it often leads to more breaking up...
Have you ever thought of a celebrity — whether it's your celebrity crush, celebrity best friend, or celebrity foe — and imagined what it would be like to ...
It might be hard to believe that 2000s nostalgia is a thing. As in, people are yearning for some brightly colored, faux-leather flared pants. People miss ...
Solange is taking a page from her sister's book. The singer, designer, and younger sister of Beyoncé is teasing mysterious brand-new content on her ...