David Bowie

David Bowie has released a video for the title track for his latest album, The Next Day. The clip, which was conceived and written by Bowie himself, was directed by Floria Sigismundi, the same director who was behind the camera for Bowie’s previous film promo, “The Stars (Are Out Tonight).” Actors Gary Oldman and Marion Cotillard co-star in the new video, which is set in a pub inhabited by a cast of religious characters. Oldman and Bowie have worked together previously, recording a duet of Bowie’s “You’ve Been Around” for a 1995 solo album by guitarist Reeves Gabrels. The two also appeared in the 1996 biopic Basquiat, with Bowie portraying artist Andy Warhol and Oldman in the role of a fellow painter. Oldman is the second actor-friend to be recruited by Bowie for a Next Day video. Earlier the year, Tilda Swinton was cast as the rocker’s wife in a clip for “The Stars (Are Out Tonight).”