“Halloween Jack is a real cool cat”
This is the news we’ve been teasing you with. We have moved the online premiere of David Bowie’s latest visual back a day from November 1st as it has a “strangely moving gothic inflected storyline perfect for Halloween”.
The video received its world premiere at last night's Barclaycard Mercury Prize but the full thing is now yours for the viewing here at DavidBowie.com (If you’re having trouble viewing where you are, try this link)
The stills on this page were taken by Jimmy King, who was also the cameraman shooting what has to be one of the world’s most cheaply produced music videos at a mere $12.99!
See the press release below for the full story.
BOWIE'S $12.99 HOMEMADE VIDEO
'LOVE IS LOST' (HELLO STEVE REICH MIX EDIT BY JAMES MURPHY FOR THE DFA)
Last week David Bowie had an idea. His new single, 'LOVE IS LOST', was to be released this week and a video clip was needed.
Eschewing both celebrity guests and splashy production, Bowie picked up his domestic camera from home, rescued a couple of puppets from his legendary archive and wrote, shot and edited the entire video over this last weekend in the darkened corridor of his office in Manhattan, New York.
With his assistant Jimmy King on camera and best friend Coco Schwab handling everything from continuity to sandwiches they worked through the evenings finishing on Monday morning, sending it out to the rest of the world.
The result of this speedy production is a strangely moving gothic inflected storyline perfect for Halloween. And the cost? Just $12.99 for the thumb drive to download the finished video on.
The video received its world premiere at last night's Barclaycard Mercury Prize and is now online at: http://smarturl.it/LoveIsLostVideo
The video features the edited James Murphy mix of LOVE IS LOST which due to overwhelming demand was made available earlier this week: http://smarturl.it/LoveIsLostRemix
The full James Murphy remix of LOVE IS LOST along with five brand new studio tracks are to be released as part of a three disc collectors set/download THE NEXT DAY EXTRA on November the 5th. (4th UK)
THE NEXT DAY EXTRA will feature the original 14 song album, a 10 track companion album with five unheard songs/two remixes and a DVD featuring four videos from THE NEXT DAY, a 7-track digital EP bundle will also be available.
LOVE IS LOST (HELLO STEVE REICH MIX EDIT BY JAMES MURPHY FOR THE DFA) http://smarturl.it/LoveIsLostRemix
THE NEXT DAY EXTRA (digital) http://smarturl.it/TNDE
THE NEXT DAY EXTRA (physical) http://smarturl.it/TNDEamz