Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross Covered David Bowie for Watchmen: Listen

December 3, 2019
Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross

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It's extremely hard to explain Watchmen without spoiling Watchmen. HBO's sequel to the classic graphic novel is mind-bending, visually stunning, and lately, so full of shocking twists that all my tweets about it look like this:

No spoilers on my timeline! Watchmen also features an incredible soundtrack created by Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross. It's the right blend of spooky and suspenseful, wih the signature electronic sound we know so well from Trent and Nine Inch Nails. In the latest episode, they applied their skills to an eerie instrumental cover of David Bowie's "Life on Mars", which I present to you without ANY CONTEXT AS TO WHY IT MIGHT HAVE APPEARED IN THE SHOW. 

Trent Reznor and David Bowie had a very special bond before the latter's death in 2016: this is a great read from Trent on the loss of his mentor. And if you want to dive in and catch up before the Watchmen finale on December 15th, here's my guide on how to prepare.