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.
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