Nicole Atkins has teamed up with Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox to pay tribute to the late great David Bowie with a stunning rendition of “Heroes.” The artists are also celebrating World Cancer Day by donating proceeds from the single to support cancer research. Fans can view the video HERE and purchase the song on iTunes by clicking HERE.
“I was thinking of ways to honor the incredible legacy of David Bowie and got a call from my friend Nicole Atkins,” says Bradlee. “She has the kind of voice that expresses pure emotion in every note, and I knew instantly that I had found the right vocalist for this tribute. As we discussed song choices, we talked about Bowie’s fight with cancer, and how cancer has affected the lives of so many around us. So this performance of ‘Heroes’ is dedicated not only to Bowie, but to all the heroes out there – whether family, friend, or stranger – that have battled cancer.”
“Scott and I used to sing jazz standards together back in the days when we were in Sleep No More in NYC, and we’ve been waiting for the right time to record something together,” adds Atkins. “We each have a parent that are cancer survivors and have so many friends that have been similarly affected by this disease. After David Bowie’s passing it seemed a fitting tribute and the right time to come together and record one of his songs and help raise money for cancer research.”