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David Bowie came out of nowhere last month to announce his first album in a decade, The Next Day. Last night, he posted the second video for the album, “The Stars (Are Out Tonight).” Unlike the video for “Where Are We Now?,” in this one, Bowie gets to show off his acting skills alongside Oscar-winner Tilda Swinton.
As USA Today notes, the video was directed by Floria Sigismondi (The Runaways). It features Bowie and Swinton as an average couple whose lives are turned upside down by a young, strange and sexy couple.
“This story at once captures a twenty first century moment in its convergence of age, gender and the normal/celebrity divide,” a statement from Bowie read, reports The BBC.
Swinton, who starred in Wes Anderson’s Moonrise Kingdom last year, has appeared in a music video before. She appeared in Orbital’s “The Box” video back in 1997. The actress won an Oscar for her supporting role in George Clooney’s Michael Clayton.
On his website, Bowie shared the lyrics to the song, including his hand-written notes.
Bowie’s The Next Day will be released in the U.S. on March 12 and around the world on March 8. It is his first album since 2003 and will also be available in a deluxe edition.