At the 2016 Brit Awards, Lorde sung a cover of David Bowie's "Life on Mars" as a tribute.
At the 2016 Brit Awards, Lorde sung a cover of "Life on Mars", as a tribute to the dead singer, David Bowie. Unbeknownst to the audience, Lorde was actually very nervous to cover the song. On her Twitter she revealed QUOTE "I was so nervous in the wings. Then I whispered to myself ‘just sing it to David,’ and nothing else mattered." It is worth mentioning that while he was alive, Bowie praised Lorde's music, so Lorde had a real life connection to pull from.  Later, Bowie's son praised Lorde's cover.