David Bowie, “The Stars (Are Out Tonight)”
“Where Are We Now,” the first single from David Bowie’s upcoming album The Next Day, had a kind of sleepy, dreamy quality that, while gorgeous, had us wondering if the former Ziggy Stardust was mellowing into a kind of hypnotic crooner in his old age. Not so with “The Stars (Are Out Tonight).” The album’s second single proves that Bowie is still bizarre, gender-bending rock god he always was. The Floria Sigismondi-directed video features Tilda Swinton as both Bowie’s devoted suburban wife and frenzied doppelganger. Androgynous celebrity demons and other Bowie look-alikes invade the couple’s sanitized and stylized domesticity in this creepy/sexy clip. This is the Bowie we all hope lives forever!