David Bowie‘s forthcoming album ‘The Next Day’ is almost here, and we have the video for the first single, directed by Floria Sigismondi.
The clip features David struggling with his normal, boring life with wife Tilda Swinton while still longing for his old rock n’ roll days. At least that’s the way I interpreted it. I also spotted model Saskia De Brauw as one of the women haunting his home. It’s pretty interesting, and well done, and I think it’s genius that he got Tilda to do this, seeing as how she’s pretty much his female twin.
Editor’s Note: Wow. Firstly, leave it to Bowie and director Floria Sigismondi to exceed all expectations. I think Brittani‘s observations of the video are good ones; I do think, as with all art, it’s open to personal interpretation.
Was Tilda actually David’s wife–or was she a former persona within himself? Looking out the window, seeing the young Bowie, guitar in hand–and being troubled by the vision. Was Tilda representing the “semi-retired, house-husband”? Tilda’s eyes later appearing to be the same as David’s? I feel they are one person.
Either way, the result appears to be the same; remembering what his life used to be like, along with the apparent stalking of the media (and fans) in his current life.
Bottom line? My heart is racing. – DivaJulia
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God Bless David Bowie. Oh, and class is officially IN SESSION, kids.