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David Bowie’s farwell video – Lazarus

David Bowie is dead and never has an artist made such an extraordinary exit from life as Bowie’s made with his video “Lazarus”. We see him turn and twist in agony, we see him trying to write as much as he can because time is scarce and we see his departure when he closes the door to the closet. His whole career has been about acting different roles and with “Lazarus” he makes one final stunning performance. Just like “Blackstar” the video is directed by Johan Renck.

David Bowie is a very important artist in music video development. He made interesting videos already in the 70s and he has several fascinating videos in recent years. Read earlier posts:

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David Bowie – “Blackstar”

Another space-video from the starman himself – David Bowie. He continues to deliver sci-fi inspired videos with weird people in obscure environment. It’s fascinating how strong Bowie’s artistic ambition is. This ain’t no easy “just another late-in-career-song”. Both the song and the video explores new ground. Like many sci-fi movies you have to have an open mind – it’s bizarre and artificial but also brilliant. Sit back, put on full-screen and give it its 10 minutes of attention.

And of course praise to the Swedish video director: Johan Renck.