Tune Tuesday: David Bowie's "Blackstar"
If you know me well, you probably know I'm a massive David Bowie fan. From his early work as David Jones to the Ziggy Stardust days, his bizarre movie characters from The Man Who Fell To Earth and Labyrinth, all the way up to his more recent work (check out this pretty jazzed rework with James Murphy of LCD Soundsystem, who also provides percussion on Bowie's upcoming album), I've been slightly, er, obsessed with Bowie. I find him absolutely fascinating and enchanting, not to mention one of the most prolific and talented musicians to appear to shoot out of the late 1960s and early 1970s. There's no denying he's one of a kind, and I'm pretty sure one of the most beautiful people to have ever landed his bizarre alien self on this planet. I would have been a screaming fan in the 1970s, too.
David Bowie's newest album is due out on January 8th, which is his 69th birthday. It's called ★, which is pronounced "Blackstar." The video is out now, and is already causing rumors about the end of the Major Tom era with its spaceman imagery. I'm just over here like, "Bowie got new teeth at some point..." But I can't wait to hear the full album with its jazz influences and all the hullabaloo about how Bowie was really into Kendrick Lamar while preparing for recording. Check out the surreal video below and let me know what you think!