When you’re David Bowie, you get to do avant-garde things like hang out in your super-cool Manhattan office space all weekend, dig out various puppets (some of which were crafted in your likeness), dim the lights and shoot a music video using your own camera — all of which is edited and completed by Monday morning at the simple cost of a $12.99 flash drive. Incidentally, all of that apparently really did happen this past weekend, and the result is the video for Bowie’s latest single off The Next Day, “Love Is Lost” — or rather, the video for James Murphy‘s “Hello Steve Reich Mix Edit” of the song.
The visual, for as quickly and cheaply as it was produced, is mesmerizing, and the handclap-and-synth-driven remix of the song is just as magnetic. Look for it to be included on The Next Day Extra, an upcoming re-release of Bowie’s 24th studio album that was initially released in March.
According to a press release, the full James Murphy mix of “Love Is Lost” will appear along with five brand new studio tracks as part of the three-disc collector’s set/download The Next Day Extra, which is out next week (November 5). Also included: the original 14-song album, a 10-track companion album with five unheard songs and two remixes, plus a DVD featuring four videos from The Next Day.
Watch the “Love Is Lost” video above.
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