The Flaming Lips: Space Oddity
on 18 April 2016
Four months later, it's still hard to fully grasp that David Bowie is no longer with us. The latest tribute comes from The Flaming Lips, who have covered "Space Oddity" with utter, heartfelt emotion. In the accompanying music video, the band plays in an empty church (one member on the organ), pews filled with white balloons, before filling the space with lasers and screeching distortion. "Space Oddity"'s lyrics take on yet another meaning with the passing of Bowie, and a testament to his poetic writing that connects us all.