I find it amusing that David Bowie told Rolling Stone that he listened to a lot of Kendrick Lamar while recording this latest album. This is a Bowie album, so it’s going to veer from the mainstream, unlike Lamar’s music which seemed to be playing everywhere and embraced by everyone this year. This is the first video from that album. It’s a short film featuring a mystic, layered story of prophecies, scarecrows, and astronauts told by a blindfolded Bowie that hints at the origin of the album name “Blackstar” (or “★” as many publications have listed it as). It’s unusual, but very beautiful. Every frame feels photographic, it really is worth watching all the way through. Directed by Johan Renck.