According to a press release, the video is a “strangely moving Gothic inflected story line perfect for Halloween.” Or, in other words, David Bowie, dressed as a combination witch/Lord Voldemort, creeping around his house with puppets. The puppets are from his personal collection, and one of them shares a striking resemblance to Bowie.
The whole thing was shot on home video and edited in Bowie’s Manhattan office, leaving the total cost of production at $12.99 (aka the price for the USB stick to download the finished video). Bowie is said to have thought of the idea last week and worked day and night until it was completed on Monday morning.
The Next DayCollectors Edition Tracklist:
01. Atomica *
02. Love is Lost (Hello Steve Reich Mix by James Murphy) *
04. The Informer *
05. Like a Rocket Man *
06. Born in a UFO *
07. I’d Rather Be High (Venetian Mix) *
08. I’ll Take You There
09. God Bless the Girl *
10. So She