You might remember our excitement last month when we heard that David Bowie is back. Thought to have retired, he celebrated his 66th birthday by releasing a new single, Where Are We Now? ahead of his first album in ten years which is due for release in March.
But now, thanks to a tweeted tip-off from his gorgeous wife Iman, another new single follows hot on its heels called The Stars (Are Out Tonight). It’s a cracking tune but what we love most is the absolutely bonkers video that goes with it.
It features Bowie (obvs) with an all-star cast including Tilda Swinton who plays Bowie’s glamorous wife. The duo (both sporting amazing hair do's and fab outfits) find their domestic bliss soon shattered with the arrival of a gorgeous celebrity couple who move in next door. The couple in question are models Andrej Pejic and Saskia De Brauw.
What follows is quite simply a bit mad but also suitably bizarre enough to have all the Bowie hallmarks. We think he’s definitely taken inspiration from Mulholland Drive director David Lynch (Bowie made a cameo appearance in Lynch’s movie Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me). It’s uber stylistic, a bit futuristic but if we're honest, we don’t fully understand what’s going on. Creepy in places, highlights include Tilda slapping herself in the face, carving a raw chicken while seemingly possessed before smothering Bowie in red lipstick kisses. Not to mention the the appearance of the infamous claws from Dominic Jones’s Spring Summer 2013 collection *shudders*.
He's always been a bit ahead of his time but to get us all in the mood for the new album next month, here are some of our all-time favourite Bowie tunes…