Listen to Sharon Van Etten’s mini-cover of David Bowie’s “Starman”


Sharon Van Etten has shared a cover of David Bowie’s “Starman” – you can listen to her rendition below.

The American singer-songwriter’s short cover – which lasts just over a minute – features in a new Netflix documentary, back in spacewhich arrived on the platform earlier this week.

The film follows Elon Musk’s mission to return NASA astronauts to the International Space Station through his SpaceX program in a bid to revolutionize the art of space travel, from filmmakers Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin.

Bowie’s “Starman” was released in 1972; it’s the lead single from the late icon’s fifth studio album, “The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars.”

You can check out Van Etten’s cover of Bowie’s classic below:

The cover comes days after Van Etten shared details of his sixth studio album, “We Been Going About This All Wrong.”

The disc will arrive on May 6 via Jagjaguwar and is expected to explore “the questions we ask ourselves when we think about the world – or at least, our world – could end”.

Unlike previous Van Etten albums, there will be no single release until the album arrives.

A statement confirmed that the recently released songs ‘Porta’ and ‘Used To It’ will not appear on this album.

Speaking about the album, Van Etten said, “I wanted to approach this release differently, to intentionally engage my fans, with the goal of presenting the album as a body of work.

“These 10 songs are designed to be listened to in order, at a time, so that a much larger story of hope, loss, nostalgia and resilience can be told.”

Van Etten will be touring the UK and Europe this summer. You can see his upcoming tour dates below and find tickets here.

31 – Aula Magna, Lisbon, Portugal

02 – Primavera Sound, Barcelona, ​​Spain
05 – Muffathalle, Munich, Germany
06 – Openluchttheater Rivierenhof, Antwerp, Belgium
07 – Markthalle, Hamburg, Germany
09 – Charged, Oslo, Norway
10 – Rosendal, Djurgarden, Stockholm, Sweden
11 – Syd For Solen, Copenhagen, Denmark
13 – Metropol, Berlin, Germany
14 – TivoliVredenberg Grote Zaal, Utrecht, The Netherlands
15 – La Cigale, Paris, France
17 – O2 Brixton Academy, London
18 – O2 Institute, Birmingham
19 – O2 Academy, Leeds
21 – Barrowland, Glasgow
22 – Vicar Street, Dublin

Meanwhile, a new wax work by David Bowie has been unveiled at Madame Tussauds in London as part of the attraction’s “Music Festival” experience.


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