★ ALBUM OUT JANUARY 8th ON ISO/COLUMBIA RECORDS
Having been teased earlier this week, the full lucid nightmare brilliance of the video for David Bowie’s current single “Lazarus” has been revealed at http://smarturl.it/DBLazarus.
“Lazarus” is the second single from Bowie’s 28th album ★ out January 8 on ISO/Columbia Records. Director Johan Renck, who also directed the 10-minute short film for the album’s title track, commented on the experience of visually interpreting that song and “Lazarus”:
“One could only dream about collaborating with a mind like that; let alone twice. Intuitive, playful, mysterious and profound… I have no desire to do any more videos knowing the process never ever gets as formidable and fulfilling as this was. I’ve basically touched the sun.”
Meanwhile, early critical notices on the about-to-be-released ★ album continue to amplify the universal acclaim that greeted its lead track (recently hailed as one of the best songs of 2015 in THE NEW YORK TIMES):
“His best anti-pop masterpiece since the Seventies… Bowie’s most fulfilling spin away from glam-legend pop charm since 1977’s Low. ★ is that strange and that good.”—ROLLING STONE
“Already one of the best albums of 2016… The Thin White Duke continues to make some of the most forward-thinking music around… the songs on his 28th studio album sound like nothing else in pop music right now… Bowie is squarely in his comfort zone—which is light years ahead of anyone else.”—ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY
“These are diabolical earworms, all the more creepy for their singsong lucidity. But hasn’t that always been Bowie’s genius, knowing exactly how much sugar is needed to smuggle in the strange?”—VULTURE
“The delicious conceit of David Bowie conspiring with modern jazz artists is fulfilled beautifully… emerges as an album to savor as well as admire.”—WALL STREET JOURNAL
★ is released January 8, 2016 on ISO/Columbia Records.
Vinyl LP: http://smarturl.it/blackstar_
Digital album: http://smarturl.it/blackstar_
Limited Edition Special Clear Vinyl LP: http://smarturl.it/blackstar_