SYNTH (The Bowie Edition): David Bowie, 'Ashes to Ashes'

Normally we spend each Tuesday suggesting brand new songs you need to hear [SYNTH]. This week calls for something different. We’re using this space to pay tribute to our favourite David Bowie songs, in honour of the Thin White Duke and his glittering legacy.
From Bowie’s isolated vocal tracks to a Nirvana cover, here are this week’s songs you need to hear, the David Bowie edition.

Here's mine (via

“Oh no, don’t say it’s true.”

It is with the heaviest of hearts that I take to writing these words. An epitaph to an eventful era, “Ashes to Ashes” wistfully ushered in a 1980s new-wave Bowie. Today, 36 years later, this ode rings true again as we enter yet another era —one lit only with the memory of this star.

Ashes to ashes, stardust to stardust.