James Murphy Covers David Bowie on ‘While We’re Young’ OST

Marc Hogan

By Marc Hogan

Lead News Writer
on 02.06.15 in News

The history of James Murphy‘s connections to David Bowie adds a new chapter with the soundtrack to upcoming film While We’re Young.

The former LCD Soundsystem main brain has said one of the first two records he ever bought was Bowie’s “Fame.” Murphy cheekily echoed the Thin White Duke’s “Heroes” in the guitar riff of “All I Want,” from LCD’s 2010 swan song, This Is Happening. And in late 2013, Murphy remixed Bowie’s then-new song “Love Is Lost.”

Now, Murphy will kick off the While We’re Young OST with an instrumental cover of Station to Station‘s “Golden Years,” as Pitchfork reports. Bowie’s version will close the album, so it’s not exactly an easy task. Along with a couple of Murphy originals (“Only the Stars Above Welcome Me Home,” “We Used to Dance”), the soundtrack also includes songs from A Tribe Called Quest, Haim and Lionel Richie.

While We’re Young is written and directed by Noah Baumbach. Ben Stiller, Naomi Watts, Adam Driver and Amanda Seyfried star. Also in the cast: Beastie Boys’ Adam “Ad-Rock” Horovitz. Hitting theaters March 27, it’s the second time Murphy has written original music for a Baumbach film, following 2010′s Greenberg.

The soundtrack will be available as a digital download or on CD on March 24 via Milan Records. The vinyl release is set for May 19 and includes a download card.

Check out the tracklist and cover art below, and scroll down to watch a trailer and watch Bowie do “Golden Years” on Soul Train.

James Murphy, 'While We're Young,' soundtrack

While We’re Young Motion Picture Soundtrack (March 24/May 19, Milan Records)

1. James Murphy, “Golden Years”
2. Antonio Vivaldi, “Concerto for Lute, 2 Violins and Continuo in D, RV. 93″
3. Lionel Richie, “All Night Long (All Night)”
4. A Tribe Called Quest, “Buggin’ Out”
5. The Psychedelic Furs, “The Ghost in You”
6. Danny Kaye, “The Inch Worm”
7. James Murphy, “Only the Stars Above Welcome Me Home”
8. Haim, “Falling (Duke Dumont Remix)”
9. Survivor, “Eye of the Tiger”
10. Antonio Vivaldi, “Andante du Concerto Pour Flautino en ut Majeur (From the MGM film The Wild Child)”
11. Foreigner, “Waiting for a Girl Like You”
12. Paul McCartney & Wings, “Nineteen Hundred and Eighty-Five”
13. James Murphy, “We Used to Dance”
14. David Bowie, “Golden Years”