After finishing work on 'Providence'- which was an intense and emotionally draining experience- I mostly set my guitar to one side to work on this little palette cleanser. Bowie- my all-time musical idol and guiding (black)star- had passed and while I had toyed with the idea of paying musical tribute to the man for many years, his sudden absence gave certain works of his a deeper resonance than I had felt before. It's funny how that happens. His generally underrated album 'Heathen' was one such work and the title track in particular. I connect very much with the world-weary vulnerability of 'Later Bowie'. Here is an extraordinary man who had lived many extraordinary lives and left each one behind without glancing back- until now. From a higher perch of hard-earned wisdom, he could assess the triumphs and regrets of his existence. Some successes tarnish with age and some heartaches remain with you for a lifetime. And visa-versa, I suppose, but that's not what I hear in this song. "I can see it now. I can feel it die." Bowie lives forever.
'You Know' speaks for itself, I think. See if you can learn all the lyrics.
released January 29, 2019
All songs performed and produced by Nicolas Nadeau
“Heathen (The Rays)” written by David Bowie and licensed from Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
"You Know" written by Nicolas Nadeau
Mastered by Joshua Eustis
Photography by Daniel Di Domenico
Styling by Iana Wi