David Bowie‘s comeback (or whatever you want to call it) is one of the best things to happen this year. Everyone was shocked when he casually revealed a new song and video on his 66th birthday. He had been quiet for so long, and all of sudden we had new music and news that an album was in the works. As the release date for The Next Day draws closer, Bowie has unveiled a new single titled “The Stars (Are Out Tonight)”. You can watch the music video below.
The video was directed by Floria Sigismondi, who also directed Bowie’s “Little Wonder” in 1996 and “Dead Man Walking” in 1997. Bowie stars in the clip alongside actress Tilda Swinton. They play a married couple who struggle with their ordinary identities, and are tormented by a young, celebrity couple. Here it is:
This is a fantastic video. We love that everything starts off normal (with Bowie and Swinton pretending to be a perfect suburban couple), and gradually descends into madness. There’s definitely a lot going on in there. And no, we don’t think it’s a parody of Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson‘s life (though it did cross our minds).
“The Stars (Are Out Tonight)” is now available to purchase digitally. The album has been produced by Bowie’s longtime collaborator Tony Visconti, whose mentioned that it’s “quite a rock album.” The Next Day will drop in the UK on March 11th.
What do you think of Bowie’s new single?