Bowie has become quite a sneaky one. He announced his latest album The Next Day seemingly out of the blue, and has followed suit with videos for “Where Are We Now” and “The Stars (Are Out Tonight).” He’s done it again, slipping his latest video onto the Web late at night when people who know what’s good for them are sleeping.
The video clip for “The Next Day” has it all. Gary Oldman? Check. Marion Cotillard? Check. Bowie as a prophet-singer in an underground cabaret drowning in somewhat puzzling religious and sexual imagery? Double check. One thing that can be said for Bowie is that he never lost sight of the relationship between music and image. Check out the semi-NSFW video below.