Yungblud’s Cover of a David Bowie Classic Was the Soundtrack to the Perseverance Mars Rover’s Landing

2021-02-19T18:29:12+00:00February 19th, 2021|News|

After a 292.5-million mile journey across space, NASA’s Perseverance Mars Rover landed on Thursday (Feb. 18) with a rocking soundtrack courtesy of Yungblud.

The singer — who had a song called “Mars” on his 2020 album Weird! — was heard crooning David Bowie’s 1971 homage to the red planet, “Life on Mars,” on NASA’s live streams shortly after Perseverance touched down.

Yungblud performed the song during last months’ A David Bowie Celebration: Just For One Day! and in a statement he said, “To sing the pinnacle song by an artist that truly defined my whole existence, in a search for extraterrestrial existence was one of the best moments of my entire life. The punx went to Mars!”

The Perseverance, which blasted off in July 2020, is the most sophisticated rover ever sent to Mars and its mission is to search for signs of ancient microbial life and collect samples in an effort to explore the potential habitability by humans on the planet.

“It was amazing working with Yunbglud and I’m honored that Rolling Live, Mike Garson, and Bowie Band alumni got to play a part in bringing an iconic song to mark this historic moment,” Kerry Brown, CEO/Founder of Rolling Live Studios, said of the Perseverance landing in a statement; Rolling Live teamed with the Bowie Estate for last month’s show.

Check out some views of Mars from Perseverance below.

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