Today David Bowie has let go another music video from his upcoming record The Next Day, out March 12. Titled “The Stars (Are Out Tonight)”, this one follows “Where Are We Now?”, which was more of a slow, introspective ballad. The video, directed by Floria Sigismondi, stars Bowie and Tilda Swinton as a married couple whose lives are disturbed by a celebrity couple. Watch it below.
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The big question: Do you think Bowie will tour?
He says that he will only play if he feels like it, but no tour. Like, if [he] wanted to do the odd show in New York or, I don’t know, London, he would if he felt like it. And he made that very clear to the label that he wasn’t going to tour or do any kind of ridiculously long album promotion. It was his idea to just drop it at midnight on his birthday and just let things avalanche.
Do you really think it’s possible he’d do just one show?
It’s possible, if he feels like it. I don’t know. I spoke to him two days ago and he said, “I’m really adamant I’m not gonna do a tour.” And he said, “If I might, I might do one show.” But who knows when.
David Bowie is to release his first album in nearly a decade. The Next Day, his 30th studio recording, is out in March (8 in Australia, 11 in the rest of the world bar the U.S., where it’s out on March 12), and is preceded by a single that you can hear right now! Check out the album’s tracklist, and watch the video for “Where Are We Now?” below. (It’s available to purchase on iTunes now too.) Bowie turns 66 years old today: Happy ruddy Birthday indeed.
The album was produced by Tony Visconti and written by Bowie in New York, according to his label, Columbia. The video for “Where Are We Now?” was directed by Tony Oursler, and reflects on Bowie’s time spent in Berlin in the mid-late 1970s. His last LP, Reality, was released in 2003.
A spokesman for Columbia said: “Throwing shadows and avoiding the industry treadmill is very David Bowie despite his extraordinary track record that includes album sales in excess of 130m, not to mention his massive contributions in the area of art, fashion, style, sexual exploration, and social commentary.”
The Guardian reports that there are no plans for live dates (or interviews, for that matter).