David Bowie – New Killer Star (2003)

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“New Killer Star” is a song written and performed by David Bowie in 2003 for his album Reality. This was the first single from the album and released on DVD only, except in Italy and Canada. While it is uncertain what the song is really about (like other Bowie songs), the lyrics make oblique reference to life in post-9/11 New York. However the video clip, directed by Brumby Boylston of National Television, tells a surreal story using lenticular-postcard like images of a spaceship almost crashing into the modern American heartland. Bowie himself said of the song: “I’m not a political commentator, but I think there are times when I’m stretched to at least implicate what’s happening politically in the songs that I’m writing. And there was some nod, in a very abstract way, toward the wrongs that are being made at the moment with the Middle Eastern situation. I think that song is a pretty good manifesto for the whole record.” There’s a reference in the lyrics of “Let’s Face the Music and Dance”, which says: “There may be trouble ahead/So while there’s music and moonlight and love and romance/Let’s face the music and dance”. Gerry Leonard uses an EBow to play the repetitive guitar lick all through the song. The b-side is a cover of Sigue Sigue Sputnik’s “Love Missile F1-11”. The music video features lenticular images throughout.

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