The latest glimpse into the world of David Bowie‘s forthcoming album The Next Day (out March 12) comes courtesy of the music video for “The Stars (Are Out Tonight).” The clip was directed by previous Bowie collaborator Floria Sigismondi (who also helmed The Runaways), and it follows the surprising premiere of “Where Are We Now” in January.
In the video, the Thin White Duke and his wife (played here by fellow icon of androgyny, Tilda Swinton) go about their normal daily routines until their house is infiltrated by a pair of creepy, alien-like celebrities (models Andrej Pejic and Saskia De Brauw), who proceed to drug the pair and take over their lives. There are some graphic, probably NSFW images featuring sexless shirtlessness and a bugged-out Swinton carving a raw turkey with an electric knife. Creepy stuff that you can watch above.
Meanwhile, reviews for Bowie’s upcoming album, particularly from the UK press, have begun to make their way online.
The Guardian notes the following of The Next Day:
“Producer Tony Visconti has suggested that The Next Day is of a piece with 1979′s Lodger and, as on that record, Bowie spends a lot of The Next Day experimenting with his vocal delivery… What The Next Day has that perhaps Lodger didn’t is something more prosaic. Whatever else he’s been doing, clearly at least some of the last decade has been spent carefully crafting inarguable tunes.”