back to top

Lorde Just Shared A Beautiful Tribute To David Bowie

"I'll never forget the caressing of our hands as we spoke, or the light in his eyes."

Posted on

After the death of David Bowie, Lorde added to the celebrity tributes by sharing a sweet Facebook post.

Photo by Billy Farrell/

"The night I met him I played at an expensive Vogue benefit with a lot of fresh flowers, honouring Tilda," the 19-year-old wrote. "I was not quite seventeen, America was very new to me, and I was distinctly uneasy and distrustful toward everything happening in my life that was putting me in these flat-voiced, narrow-eyed, champagneish rooms. I played my three songs, thrashing and twitching in platform boots."

The singer added that she had never met a hero of hers and "liked it" but "David was different":

That night something changed in me - I felt a calmness grow, a sureness. I think in those brief moments, he heralded me into my next new life, an old rock and roll alien angel in a perfect grey suit. I realized everything I'd ever done, or would do from then on, would be done like maybe he was watching.

In an interview with Rookie in 2014, Lorde also opened up about their encounter, saying:

For some reason we were holding hands and just staring into each other's eyes and talking, and I was like, this is David Bowie's hand, what am I doing? It was insane. A beautiful moment.