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David Bowie Shares A 30-Second Video For ‘Backstar’ Off His Upcoming Album



David Bowie has just shared a new tease… He has promised us a new album for January, and a full video for the single ‘Blackstar’ will be out on November 19th but this 30-second clip is so intriguing, so amazing you already want to be a week older.

Thirty seconds, it’s not much, but it immediately looks epic. I got a vibe with multiple layers from ‘Raiders of the Lost Ark’ to ‘Dune’ and Bowie is a menacing mad preacher, the man who sold the world, Major Tom meets Ziggy Stardust and the music sounds like a church-space opera… Bowie has created a entire mythology and he continues to extend his mystery, and he is the last rockstar standing because of this mystery.

Director Johan Renck spoke to NME about the new video:

‘In this artistic world, you might as well find a way to work with somebody that you have admiration for. I have a huge love for music and always have. We were talking about candidates and someone suggested David Bowie. I thought it was a fun but completely unrealistic idea. We threw the question towards their camp and very quickly – within a day or two – received a response saying yes, David’s tentatively interested in doing something like this.’

‘Already that blew my mind! I had a telephone conversation with him – I took the call when we were shooting in a prison in Suffolk – and we had a very intelligent, sane conversation. I’m not usually starstruck but he was asking questions about the series that made me think.

“I sent him rough cuts of the first two episodes and he really enjoyed those. He asked if there was anything else, so I sent him the mood board I did for the opening credits, featuring images from the show and chimaeras and demons from the worlds of Bosch and Grunewald, to which he said ‘everything fits, everything’s right, we should do this.’

And this in itself is really incredible, how many people can say this? This is what he thinks about the song ‘Blackstar ‘which was also used for the opening credits of The Last Panthers, a six-part thriller about legendary criminal gang the Pink Panthers. You can hear a bit more of the song in the trailer below… it’s quite surprising, and I agree with the multi influences Renck is talking about:

‘He hit the target completely, because the opening credits embody a lot of different aspects of the show. It’s quite dark and melancholic. It feels inspired by a lot of different music cultures – there’s oriental, Eastern European, and even north African influences in there. It’s theatrical. It’s a song that has a biblical aspect to it; it promises impending doom. And it’s quite beautiful and almost sentimental at the same time.

‘To me, it’s the perfect piece of music to walk into the world of The Last Panthers. We such a great collaboration during the opening titles. They say don’t meet your heroes but when it comes to Bowie, he truly is the most brilliant person I’ve ever met. I haven’t done a music video in a long time, but when Bowie asks, you’d jump at it.’

And who could possibly disagree?


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