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Testube covers Bowie's classic "Five Years"

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I don't do covers very often, but this song feels appropriate in March of 2021, after a year of experiencing the worst pandemic of our lifetime. I also don't regularly feature my voice without burying it under a ton of effects, but naked vocals are a necessity for this one - except for the final chorus!

"Five Years" is one of my absolute favorite songs by the late, great David Bowie, and this is a tribute to his amazing career and his music's influence on my life. If you're familiar with the original song, I hope you don't find this version too jarring. I tried to at least be authentic and sincere, and give it some new flavor.

If you're not already familiar with David Bowie's classic song "Five Years", you owe it to yourself to pick up his 1972 album the "Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars". I've spent countless hours listening to this album on repeat, and it has been a constant companion for many cross-country road trips. I hope it brings you some solace during these challenging times.

Listen here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qfTZE525Hh4

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