Since the legendary artist David Bowie decided to come out of hiatus by dropping single “Where Are We Now?” on the shocked masses, all that has been ascertained about his forthcoming 30th LP The Next Day has come through interviews and rumors. Now the Ziggy loving populace has a new original, ambitious Bowie project to enjoy.
According to Bowie’s official site:
The short film “The Stars (Are out Tonight)” accompanying David Bowie’s eponymously titled single released February 26, 2013, features David Bowie and Tilda Swinton as a happily married couple. Their world is disturbed and then re-arranged by the intrusion of a celebrity couple played by Andrej Pejic and Saskia De Brauw. Directed by Floria Sigismondi and shot by Jeff Cronenweth, this story at once captures a twenty first century moment in its convergence of age, gender and the normal/celebrity divide.
“The Stars (Are Out Tonight)” signals a departure previously hinted at from “Where Are We Know?” and is more evocative of the swaggering, snarling, dystopian celebrity culture obsessed of 80’s Bowie. Watch the tremendous performances turned in by Tilda Swinton and David Bowie himself in the immediately striking short film for the artist’s second turn in 2013.
The Next Day is out March 12th via Columbia Records.
Tracklist: David Bowie, The Next Day
1. “The Next Day”
2. “Dirty Boys”
3. “The Stars (Are Out Tonight)”
4. “Love Is Lost”
5. “Where Are We Now?”
6. “Valentine’s Day”
7. “If You Can See Me”
8. “I’d Rather Be High”
9. “Boss of Me”
10. “Dancing Out In Space”
11. “How Does the Grass Grow?”
12. “(You Will) Set the World On Fire”
13. “You Feel So Lonely You Could Die”
15. “So She” (Bonus Track)
16. “I’ll Take You There” (Bonus Track)
17. “Plan” (Bonus Track)