The new David Bowie video, The Stars (Are Out Tonight), appeared suddenly today. I love how the idea of "doing a Bowie" - launching something unannounced - has entered the pop culture lexicon ("The Pope did a Bowie and quit today!").
Back to the song and visuals, The Stars (Are Out Tonight) is a chugging rocker that still has a proper pop melody. The video really sends it over: The inevitable meeting on film of Bowie and his doppelganger Tilda Swinton, along with a host of other Bowie-esque skinny models. It's chic, funny, creepy and Bowie himself looks great! This is how to age.
The new album, The Next Day, is out March 11/12. Read first reviews at The Telegraph and The Guardian (that one written by the sharp Alexis Petridis).