“Bowie is part of my musical DNA in so many ways,” Monae says to the mag. “And ‘Heroes’ is one of my favorite Bowie songs. When you love your favorite song, you want to keep some of the beautiful qualities of the original, but we brought Atlanta in the drums and wanted them to be thick and hit hard. [The cover] is like us reimagining it. I thought, ‘If this song was in my dream, how would it get from our dream to my reality?’”
Well done — it’s certainly better than that Wallflowers cover from the god-awful ’90s Godzilla movie. The Duke would be proud.