YUNGBLUD, like us, is a huge fan of space, so he was pretty stoked to find out that his cover of David Bowie was chosen to soundtrack NASA's latest space mission.
NASA successfully landed their Perseverance rover on Mars on February 18th, and YUNGBLUD's cover of Bowie's Life On Mars was played when the rover touched down. The moment featured on NASA's live stream of the journey, and it made for a poetic moment, as well as one YUNGBLUD won't soon forget.
Speaking to BBC's The One Show, he says that originally, he thought his manager was pulling his leg about the whole thing. YUNGBLUD says, “First of all, I am as ready as a rabbit on Easter. I love space so I am here for it. I remember my 23-year-old manager rings me on the phone. It was late cos he’s in LA and it must have been midnight cos I’d had a couple of beers, so I was already kind of out there.
“He’s like, ‘Yo, I just got off the phone with NASA’. I’m like, ‘Alright, yeah cool, what’s it about? You leaving me to go be an astronaut?’ He said, ‘No you idiot, it’s about you!
"If the Mars rover lands successfully, they’re gonna play your cover of your favourite artist of all time, David Bowie, alongside it. I’m just like, ‘Nah man’, that just sounds like someone is just completely off their head telling you a mad story. It’s completely unfathomable. Someone needs to slap me so I’ll wake up.” You truly love to see it.
"No you idiot, it's about you!"
— BBC The One Show (@BBCTheOneShow) February 18, 2021
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Check out the footage of the landing below. YUNGBLUD's cover plays at the end, and it makes for a pretty special moment. An inspired song choice, if you ask us.