In a statement posted to Facebook, an unnamed member of Gang Of Youths says, “I wish I had some ornate or choice words to express how sad I am at the moment but I don’t, so I figured the best way for me to remember David Bowie was to cover the first song of his that I ever heard.
“At the risk of being trite, ‘Heroes’ changed my life. The melody accompanying ‘I, I will be king / and you / you will be queen’ is to me, not only the finest melody the thin white duke ever wrote but among the finest ever written period.
“And if you listen to the synth line in the end chorus of our track ‘Radioface’ very, very closely you can hear a small nod to ‘Heroes’.
“All hail the goblin king.”
Hear Gang Of Youth’s take on Heroes below, alongside Radioface. The band are set to tour nationally this April, off the back of their debut album The Positions.
Listen: Gang Of Youths – Heroes (David Bowie Single Version Cover)
Watch: Gang Of Youths – Radioface