Thursday, 9 May 2013

Track Of The Day: David Bowie - The Next Day

Taken from his excellent recent LP of the same name, this will be David Bowie's next single. The video was directed by Floria Sigismundi - the photographer and filmmaker who directed Bowie's last video, 'The Stars (Are Out Tonight)'. You can read my full review of 'The Next Day' HERE, and look at various articles from God Is In The TV's Bowie-themed month of March HERE.

Alongside Gary Oldman, Marion Cotillard also stars in the promo, which takes place in a pub with a cast and crew of religious characters. Bowie plays a Christ-like figure, Oldman portrays a priest and Cotillard plays a saint-like character. The video was considered controversial by some, and is now streaming once again on YouTube after being banned by the site. 

A spokesperson for Bowie said that the promo for 'The Next Day' single had been removed from the streaming site as it "contravened their terms of use". However, "with the massive volume of videos on our site, sometimes we make the wrong call. When it's brought to our attention that a video has been removed mistakenly, we act quickly to reinstate it."

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