As the world still bounces back from the death of David Bowie, musicians have been been paying their tribute in different ways. Whether it be covers of Bowie songs or nods to the legend on their social media, artists agree that David Bowie changed the face of music forever.

Hardwell spoke to The National about David Bowie and how the public has reacted to his death and how we can learn from the experience to praise the artists who are still alive:

“Who wasn’t a David Bowie fan? That’s a question. He changed music, and in a really great way. It’s always so sad to hear things like that, and I’m glad to see people paying tribute. But I think it’s weird that just as soon as someone passes away, all of a sudden people rush to show all this respect. Why not show that respect to the artist when he’s alive? So he can see how many people have respect for him. People should show respect more often – especially with someone like Bowie. He was such a big influence for the whole music scene.”

Hardwell is right in that we shouldn’t wait to praise the artists we love until they have passed. Take time today to let your favorite artists know how much their music has changed your life.

Via The National