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Floria Sigismondi directs new David Bowie video

Music Video / Film

Posted by Mark Sinclair, 26 February 2013, 9:59    Permalink    Comments (7)

The video for the second single to be taken from David Bowie's The Next Day album, The Stars (Are Out Tonight), is directed by Floria Sigismondi and stars Tilda Swinton as a slightly unhinged Mrs B...

Sigismondi directed the videos for two of Bowie's releases in the 1990s – Little Wonder and Dead Man Walking – and for his latest offering injects a real sense of the bizarre into the suburban setting.

Watch as the Bowies do their shopping and return home to find that a celebrity couple has moved in next door, complete with band. Then things get a little, well, Sigismondian. Swinton is excellent, particularly in a scene with a rather undercooked chicken, which Bowie really doesn't seem to like the look of.


Eerily reminiscent of this earlier Bowie track and its video.
Matthew Ingram
2013-02-26 13:08:51

I find it horrible (...and I love DB)
Marcel Garbi
2013-02-26 15:23:58

love it... it's cool. song is a grower. very reminiscent of his other song Looking For Water off Reality. similar time signature...
2013-02-26 16:58:33

Love this.
2013-02-26 23:30:40

The funny thing is that my immediate impressions of this and the first single were so-so but I'm actually not at all disappointed by that. Whether they grow on me on repeated listens or not, I think I'm just glad to see that he's recording again. Obviously he's produced more than his fair share of fantastic music over the years, but I was half expecting to never see any new material released and then one day hear some really bad news so hopefully some of the ongoing health rumours were exaggerated or just untrue. I'm looking forward to the album, I imagine large parts of it will have the power to thrill as most of his albums still do. Hopefully this isn't a last hurrah.
Simon B
2013-03-01 11:37:16

Very good indeed. The chicken scene reminds me of' " Eraserhead".
Tony McSweeney
2013-03-01 13:12:01

ultimately cool and so so Bowie.

Love it! Will buy it.

lorraine du plessis
2013-03-03 21:43:49

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