Trey Songz Covers David Bowie’s ‘Life on Mars?’ for HBO’s ‘Vinyl’

LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 19: Recording artist Trey Songz performs at the 2015 iHeartRadio Music Festival at MGM Grand Garden Arena on September 19, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images for iHeartMedia)

Trey Songz took on the latest classic cover from the soundtrack of HBO’s record-industry drama Vinyl, and the stakes are pretty high: It’s David Bowie’s “Life on Mars?” Songz’ stripped-down version keeps the instantly recognizable piano, but dispenses with the percussion and other instrumentation. It’s not quite the same without the guitar solo, but it’s not bad, either.

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The show has already brought us covers from Iggy Pop, Alison Mosshart, and Julian Casablancas. The latest track premiered at Complex today. Check it out below, and watch Vinyl on Sundays at 9 p.m. on HBO.

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