Video — May 7, 2013 at 10:32 pm

Video: David Bowie, ‘The Next Day’ — starring Gary Oldman, Marion Cotillard and a lot of blood

David Bowie

David Bowie tonight debuted the video for the third single off his from-out-of-nowhere album The Next Day, following up the Tilda Swinton-starring clip for “The Stars (Ar Out Tonight)” with a video for the album’s title track that stars Gary Oldman and Marion Cotillard, and features partial nudity, disembodied eyeballs, heavy religious iconography and the stigmata.

And that’s all before it concludes with Bowie saying, “Thank you, Gary. Thank you, Marion. Thank you, everybody,” and then vanishing as he’d ascended into heaven.

Check out the Floria Sigismondi-directed video below:


UPDATE: Looks like YouTube didn’t like it: “This video has been removed because its content violated YouTube’s Terms of Service.”

UPDATE #2: And now it’s back.






  1. He’s looking GREAT! And such a KILLER album opener! Fingers crossed that some tour dates will be next!

  2. And the video has been removed from youtube. any other links available for the video?

  3. Nothing will top Marion’s death scene in The Dark Knight Rises…

  4. Albatross

    YouTube’s cowardice demonstrates yet another reason why we
    should not cede control of our communications to corporate
    interests. They dumped the video not because of the stage blood or
    brass pasties, but because they’re afraid of the political
    repercussions of the message of this video.

  5. Patrizia

    I take it the problem YouTube has is cassocks. The word just sounds dirty. But seriously, this is such a retro/80s-like video (which I dig), how can this be banned?

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