On his birthday, January 8, which also marks the fifth anniversary of his 25th and final album, Blackstar, as well as what would have been the musician’s 74th birthday, David Bowie’s record label decided to upload the legendary musician’s songs to TikTok’s music library. This is quite different from the label’s previous attempts to continue his legacy with releasing long lost demos and an EP of his final recordings on the occasion.
Users on the social media app will be able to soundtrack their videos with iconic tracks, including “Let’s Dance” and “Space Oddity”. So far, fans’ comments show a mixed reaction; while some suggest his music deserves better, others have praised the attempt to keep his legacy alive with a younger demographic.
For those who didn’t know, two new David Bowie EPs were also released last year, while a selection of live recordings and reissues – including a version of The Man Who Sold The World with its original title – have seen the light of day since the musician’s death on January 10, 2016.
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