After premiering on Steve Lamacq's BBC Radio 6 Music show today, you can now hear David Bowie's second single, "Lazarus," from his upcoming album, Blackstar. Listen to it above, via the singer's YouTube channel. The official music video for the song will be shared on January 7, 2016, which is the day before the singer's 69th birthday.
"Lazarus" is a relaxed, mid-tempo number with warm organ and sweeping saxophone parts that are peppered with jazz flavorings. Background sound effects add depth, and a firm bassline sprawls across the fretboard. It's not as bizarre as the 10-minute first single from the album, "Blackstar," but it's still pretty eclectic and very Bowie-esque.
Bowie has also co-written a new musical with Tony-winner Enda Walsh called Lazarus, which opened Off-Broadway in New York City last week and is set to run until January 20. For more information, and to buy tickets, head to NewYorkCityTheatre.com. A press release describes the production:
Lazarus is based on the classic sci-fi novel The Man Who Fell to Earth by Walter Tevis. Bowie himself played the lead role in Nicolas Roeg's 1976 movie adaptation, starring as a hollow-eyed humanoid alien (this was during Bowie's Thin White Duke phase) who comes to the earth in search of water for his draught-ridden home planet.
Below you can watch Michael C. Hall and the cast of Lazarus perform the musical's title track on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert on December 17, 2015:
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