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WATCH: David Bowie And Tilda Swinton Challenge Their Happy Life In “The Stars (Are Out Tonight)”

By Staff on February 26, 2013

 

WATCH: David Bowie And Tilda Swinton Challenge Their Happy Life In “The Stars (Are Out Tonight)”

 

It seems like David Bowie is having a lot of fun now that he's back after his decade-long hiatus. After sneaking up on everyone last month to release the first single ("Where Are We Now?") off of his upcoming album, The Next Day, Bowie is now back with a new song and a killer video featuring several doppelgangers, including Tilda Swinton!

 

The nearly six minute video for Bowie's first up-tempo number--"The Stars (Are Out Tonight)"--follows the story of an adorable and content old English couple (played by Bowie and Swinton of course) who are thrust into the shiny and glamorous, yet destructive world of tabloids and rock bands. Directed by Floria Sigismondi, the incredibly entertaining and a bit disturbing video shows Bowie having fun getting back into the acting game (lest we forget Labrynth, The Prestige and Zoolander!), while having fun with his own public image.

 

The track itself features fuzzed out guitars, Bowie on Bowie haromies, hand clap breaks and several addictive sing-a-long points which certainly bodes well for radio play. Check out the entire video below and let us know if you can stop repeating to yourself "We will never be rid of these stars / but I hope they live forever"!

 

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