David Bowie is coming back with his new album, ★ (Blackstar), available in digital and physical stores on January 8th, the day of Thin White Duke’s 69th birthday.
The lead single was just ★ (Blackstar), song used for the opening title of the new crime tv show The Last Panthers, a track of ten minutes with a particular music video in which you can see all the many Bowie faces:
I won’t to pause on this song at the moment, I will talk about that and the others included in the album on January 8th, with a review of Blackstar.
The second single is called Lazarus and it takes the name from the off-Broadway production on scene in the last month at the New York Theatre Workshop with Michael C. Hall (Dexter, Six Feet Under) as Lazarus. This production is a Bowie and Enda Walsh idea, directed by Ivo van Hove, a sort of sequel of The Man Who Fell On Earth (1976), the movie directed by Nicolas Roeg in which Bowie plays the role of the alien Thomas Jerome Newton.
Lazarus music video teaser appeared on Bowie’s official Facebook page few hours ago, only two days before the music video premiere.
Check it out HERE
We can see Bowie with the same blind fold of Blackstar music video, laid in a bed of an asylum, keeping the dark and mystic vibe of the first single.
One thing is sure, schizophrenia and madness are two recurrent situations in Bowie’s life and songs, since 70s and before The Man Who Fell On Earth shootings and brought them on also in Berlin trilogy (Low, “HEROES” and Lodger albums) and 1. Outside album (1992). Bowie revealed he has always been fascinated by madness and thought to suffer of schizophrenia since from his mother side there were this kind of events for example from one of his aunts.
Meanwhile we are waiting for the premiere of Lazarus music video and are thinking about its meaning, listen to the full song and watch the performance of Michael C. Hall at The Late Show with Stephen Colbert:
I think Michael C. Hall has been a great show for this production, not only because he’s an amazing actor but his voice while he’s singing reminds me of Bowie’s.
Do you like David Bowie?
What do you think about this new project?
Have you had the pleasure to attend Lazarus show?