David Bowie’s son Duncan Jones is a filmmaker best known for movies like “Moon,” but he may be on the verge of launching a second career as a music critic.
Wednesday (Feb. 24), Lorde appeared at the Brit Awards and followed moving tributes to David Bowie by Annie Lennox and Gary Oldman with her own stirring rendition of Bowie’s “Life on Mars?”, to the joy of Jones. Of course, there’s nothing wrong with the family member of a recently-deceased icon giving praise to an artist’s tribute — but some fans are finding the comment mean-spirited because Jones just recently condemned a similar effort by Lady Gaga at the Grammys.
Jones, who is currently hard at work finishing up the “Warcraft” movie due in theaters later this year, apparently had trouble locating any links to the Lorde performance (indeed, they do seem to keep popping up and vanishing, likely due to copyright issues). But once he found the footage, he remarked: “Just … beautiful. Thank you.”
The heartfelt commentary is a long way from his Lady Gaga comments earlier in the month following the Grammys. “Overexcited or irrational, typically as a result of infatuation or excessive enthusiasm; mentally confused,” he tweeted. “D*** it! What IS that word!?”
The comment angered many of Gaga’s so-called army of “little monsters,” and we’re guessing Gaga won’t be appearing on the “Warcraft” soundtrack this summer. Now it seems Jones’ praise for Lorde may just be a social media twist of the knife.