One would have mistaken David Bowie‘s “Lazarus” music video for a trailer for an upcoming horror film.
However, it’s nothing too shocking since the rock legend gave us an equally creepy short film-esque video for “Blackstar” last year.
Directed by Johan Renck (of “Breaking Bad” fame), the “Lazarus” music video features Bowie himself as a bedridden patient in an instutional hospital.
With buttons and a bandage placed over his eyes, Bowie writhes around in a hospital bed while a strange woman hides under the bed. Her hand reaches out to his bed and suddenly, he levitates above the mattress.
The rising-from-near-death scene is followed by another scenario that shows Bowie dancing in a very odd pattern. The video then shows him frantically writing something with a foundation pen before disappearing into a closet.
“One could only dream about collaborating with a mind like that; let alone twice,” Renck said in a statement of his work with Bowie.
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.
“Lazarus” is the 2nd song to be released from Bowie’s 25th studio album, ★ (pronounced “Blackstar”). It is set to be released today (8th January).
Check out the music video for David Bowie’s “Lazarus” below:
Source: Rolling Stone.