Tuesday, 26 February 2013

VIDEO: David Bowie - The Stars (Are Out Tonight)

What a fantastic video. 'The Stars (Are Out Tonight)' is the second single to be taken from David Bowie's upcoming album 'The Next Day' (released 11th March). All throughout March, God Is In The TV will be running a month of Bowie-related stuff. Details about that can be found HERE.

GIITTV's Dominic Valvona commented on the video: "‘Introspection through retrospection’: David Bowie once again dwells on his past misadventures in this new video.

Posted in the early hours of the 26th February, ‘The Stars (Are Out Tonight)’ is accompanied by career-referenced catalogue of posing Bowie doppelgängers – especially The Man Who Fell To Earth – Station To Station – Low period. The man himself acts the role of suburban, house-trained, husband to Tilda Swinton‘s ever increasingly deranged wife; their lives challenged by the strange haunting neighbours next door.

Less elegiac than ‘Where Are We Now?’, Bowie follows a more direct route with his metaphorical musings on celebratory; producing a song that wouldn’t sound out of place on Reality..."

March 2013 is set to be dominated by a celebratory series of events and release, both apprising and bowing, to the cult of David Bowie.

Whilst the zeitgeist is aimed at meditating and reflecting on Bowie’s past glories, achievements and legacy, there will also be a reminder of the Thin White Duke’s – still important – omnipresence with the release of a new album.

After a subdued pause of almost a decade, his 'The Next Day' LP is set to be unveiled on March 11th.  A surprise to not only his most committed observers, the fact that he’s been quietly back in a studio after such an hiatus, has come as a shock. Without fanfare or precursor, Bowie is perhaps in a sedate contemplative mode, avoiding hyperbole and, to some extent, criticism, by the lack of fuss.

Reminiscing with the subtext of critical evaluation, London’s V&A will stage an extensive exhibition in Bowie’s honour during the same month (until July 28th 2013). Featuring 300 artifacts from the archives, the Victoria Broackers and Geoffrey Marsh curated show will explore the polymath’s artistic process, with a display of set designs, handwritten lyrics, original album artwork, photographs, costumes and music videos.  

March will also mark the 40th anniversary of ‘Aladdin Sane’; rightly hailed as a masterpiece by this commentator. Lighting flash bruised Bowie moves on just enough from the ‘put to bed’ persona of Ziggy to carve out a new glamorous rock’n’roll totem.

To celebrate this momentous conjuncture of the three, we at GIITTV will be indulging ourselves and goring on the vapour of Bowie’s stellar achievements throughout the month of March, with a series of articles, reviews and personal reflections.

We’re also especially pleased to announce a Bowie covers mixtape, which features a host of specially commissioned original recordings for GIITTV’s month long celebrations.

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