It’s been a year since David Bowie died and it was the greatest loss to music since Michael Jackson or Kurt Cobain. I only discovered him and his music months after he died, but he was a musical legend. With a career that spanned over 4 decades, he redefined the limits of pop until 2016 broke pop again. Even when music was at its lowest, he refused to stay the same as the world or even himself. He brought a new concept and a new sound to each and every album. He influenced so many artists from Marilyn Manson to Nirvana to Nine Inch Nails to U2 to the Smiths to the Sex Pistols, and without him, most of the artists that are considered to be all time legends would not have become who they did. My appreciation for him has grown over the past few months as I realised just how important he was to music, and even if he had only released his more mediocre mediocre albums, they would still be thought of as amazing. People have grown to be accustomed to listening to amazing music from artists like Bowie, which may have been one of the reasons that 2016 was not great overall for the world of music. We were lucky to have someone who would shape music into what it is today.
R.I.P DAVID BOWIE