David Bowie Finds Drama on Latest Single “Lazarus” from Upcoming LP

Featured Image occurs at 5:57 of “Blackstar

David Bowie revealed his latest single “Lazarus” from his upcoming album Blackstar out January 8th. Bowie initially teased the track before premiering it on BBC Radio 6’s Steve Lamacq Show. Like the album’s first self-titled single, Bowie sets an aura of spacey mysticism complete with distant shrieking guitars, groovy basslines and dreamy saxaphones. The mood is anything but relaxed, however, with Bowie high up in heaven crying out “Look up here, I’m in danger.” “Lazarus” shows that Bowie continues to experiment and maintain a deliberate dissatisfaction with fame, disregarding consistency or fan recognition in the pursuit of his artistic vision with the lyrics: “Everyone knows me now… This way or no way/You know I’ll be free.”

Prior to announcing Blackstar and the surprise release of 2013’s The Next Day, Bowie appeared to have entered an unofficial retirement after suffering a near fatal heart attack during his 2004 European tour. Whatever his reasons were for staying out of the spotlight so long or his return remain unclear. However, what we do know is that already Blackstar can be considered a lock as one of the most anticipated releases of 2016.

“Lazarus” is also the only song from Blackstar that will be featured in Bowie’s off-Broadway musical, Lazarus, (which continues the story of Thomas Jerome Newton from The Man Who Fell To Earth). The show’s star Michael C. Hall (Dexter) stopped by The Late Show with Stephen Colbert Thursday night to perform the new track (below). 

What do you think of David Bowie’s latest and greatest tunes? Let us know in the comments below!

1 Comment

  1. Lauren Silvestri

    December 21, 2015 at 10:39 pm

    Bowie’s still got it!

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