Bowie’s new clip captures a moment

We love-love-love-love-love David Bowie. We once saw him perform in London and our seats were so awfully positioned that you are probably closer to him now than we were at the concert, but it was still THE BEST THING IN THE WHOLE WORLD EVER. So we’re goddam excited about his new album. We’re giving it a listen on Thursday, so we’ll let you know how it sounds.

In the meantime, we thought we’d share with you the short film “The Stars (Are out Tonight),” which accompanies his eponymously titled single released this week. It features the Thin White Duke and Tilda Swinton as a happily married couple. Their world is disturbed and then re-arranged by the intrusion of a celebrity couple played by Andrej Pejic and Saskia De Brauw. Directed by Floria Sigismondi and shot by Jeff Cronenweth, this story at once captures a twenty first century moment in its convergence of age, gender and the normal/celebrity divide.

It’s brilliant because BOWIE.

Read our first-listen review of new album, The Next Day, here.