Last night saw David Bowie end the usually painful wait between albums and drop one of the best songs of 2015 with his epic new 10-minute long single 'Blackstar' - check it out below.
The title track from the 'Heroes' and 'Life On Mars' star's upcoming 25th album (which has been confirmed for release on 8 January 2016 to mark his 69th birthday) arrived last night ahead of the premiere of Sky Atlantic's new drama, The Last Panthers - which the song features as the soundtrack.
'Blackstar' is an epic and sprawling mini-Odyssey, taking in some late Radiohead era-esque skittering bands before going on an otherworldly journey of post-rock, jazz and ambience - telling the tale of a false prophet. It's incredible that 25 albums in, he can still find new ground to cover and yet it feels so quintessentially 'Bowie'. The video too, is another visual masterpiece from the Thin White Duke - dark and cinematic short film about a blind messianic character in torment.
Watch the video below
Meanwhile, fans of Bowie have taken online to react to the track and video - some are famous, others are not:
So many feelings when I watch David Bowie. Completely in love with the new song and film.— the holiday spice (@gerardway) November 20, 2015
New David Bowie is stunning https://t.co/z674HlOOV1— Simon Le Bon (@SimonJCLeBON) November 20, 2015
goddamnit David Bowie. everyone quit, now— BOOTS (@bootsonboots) November 20, 2015
David Bowie made a masterpiece. again. https://t.co/KY3Uq5tWgn— BOOTS (@bootsonboots) November 20, 2015
I FUCKING LOVE DAVID BOWIE!— Alicia (@AliciaRocks77) November 20, 2015
Oh Yes! The new David Bowie tune Blackstar is Brilliant. IMO!— nonsuchandy (@Ips65) November 20, 2015
I was getting Space Oddity / Labyrinth vibes when listening/watching David Bowie's Blackstar— Michelle (@Miitcher) November 20, 2015
Shut your face and bow down before David Bowie's Black Star - hands down the most phenomenal piece of music written in decades.— Victoria Lane (@VictoriaLane) November 20, 2015