Bowie's still got the power to shock in his new video, The Next Day

Posted by James Cartwright,

Look away now if you’re easily offended ‘cause Bowie’s second single from his new album comes with a video that’s packed full of religious iconography and seriously subverted biblical narratives. The Next Day is like the New Testament set in some dirty London pit. More importantly Bowie’s persuaded Gary Oldman (arguably there greatest living British actor) to play a wayward, lecherous priest cavorting in a back-room bar full of fist-bumping cardinals and ladies of the night. Look out for Dave’s ethereal ascension at the end, and don’t say we didn’t warn you.

  • Bowie-3

    David Bowie: The Next Day

  • Bowie-1

    David Bowie: The Next Day

  • Bowie-2

    David Bowie: The Next Day

  • Bowie-5

    David Bowie: The Next Day

  • Bowie-6

    David Bowie: The Next Day

  • Bowie-4

    David Bowie: The Next Day

Jc

Posted by James Cartwright

James started out as an intern in 2011 and is now one of our two editors. He oversees Printed Pages magazine and content wise has a special interest in graphic design and illustration. He also runs our online shop Company of Parrots and is a regular on our Studio Audience podcast.