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Bowie launches Lazarus video

David Bowie has released a video for his track Lazarus.

It’s taken from 25th album ★ (Blackstar), which is launched tomorrow – Bowie’s 69th birthday.

Producer Tony Visconti recently said the follow-up to 2013’s The Next Day was a deliberate departure, adding: “We were listening to a lot of Kendrick Lamar. We wound up with nothing like that – but we loved the fact Kendrick was so open-minded.

“He threw everything on there, and that’s exactly what we wanted to do. The goal in many, many ways was to avoid rock’n’roll.”

Lazarus is the title of a musical play based on 1976 movie The Man Who Fell To Earth, in which Bowie starred.

Martin Kielty

Not only is one-time online news editor Martin an established rock journalist and drummer, but he’s also penned several books on music history, including SAHB Story: The Tale of the Sensational Alex Harvey Band (opens in new tab), a band he once managed, and the best-selling Apollo Memories (opens in new tab) about the history of the legendary and infamous Glasgow Apollo. Martin has written for Classic Rock and Prog and at one time had written more articles for Louder than anyone else (we think he's second now). He’s appeared on TV and when not delving intro all things music, can be found travelling along the UK’s vast canal network.