Una Mullally

Society, life and culture on the edge

David Bowie – ‘The Stars (Are Out Tonight)’

If the understated and fragile track ‘Where Are We Now?’ accompanied by a lo-fi video, allowed Bowie to slink back into the spotlight ten years after Reality was released, then this latest track from The Next Day is him stomping his foot …

Tue, Feb 26, 2013, 12:43

   

If the understated and fragile track ‘Where Are We Now?’ accompanied by a lo-fi video, allowed Bowie to slink back into the spotlight ten years after Reality was released, then this latest track from The Next Day is him stomping his foot on stage now that the lights have been adjusted to shine in his direction.

‘The Stars (Are Out Tonight)’ is a bombastic, growling, full-throttle tune with a video of equally swaggering intentions starring Tilda Swinton, which tackles celebrity, privacy, androgyny, duality, paranoia and control all wrapped up in a busy and glossy surrealist package.

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