Janelle Monáe recently released a cover of Robert Palmer’s “Simply Irresistible” and now she’s partnered with Pepsi’s 2014 Now Is What You Make It to release yet another excellent cover, this time of David Bowie’s iconic track “Heros”.
When asked about Bowie’s influence over her in Rolling Stone, she stated the following:
“Bowie is part of my musical DNA in so many ways,” Monae says. “And ‘Heroes’ is one of my favorite Bowie songs. When you love your favorite song, you want to keep some of the beautiful qualities of the original, but we brought Atlanta in the drums and wanted them to be thick and hit hard. [The cover] is like us reimagining it. I thought, ‘If this song was in my dream, how would it get from our dream to my reality?’”
Give a listen to the cover below.