“I’m a Blackstar”
Two years ago, David Bowie returned to the spotlight with the release of The Next Day, his magnificent comeback album. On 8th January 2016, Bowie drops his new LP, Blackstar.
The title track has now been revealed today – “Blackstar” is almost 10 minutes long & comes with a surreal video, as well.
The song begins as an atonal & jerky number with Arabic overtones before a highly melodic descending chord pattern sends the listener to the opposite pole before concluding with a congruent resolution of sorts.
The video is a potpourri of offbeat visual representations – the girl with a tail, the scarecrows, the bejewelled skull, the dead astronaut and of course, the legend himself, waving a book with a black star on the cover.
It’s all Bowie.