David Bowie Shares “Blackstar”

A new song from a legend.

October 06, 2015

In 2013, David Bowie reemerged from a long period of silence with The Next Day. He followed that with another track, "Sue (Or In A Season Of Crime)," in 2014. Today he unveiled more new material: a song called "Blackstar."


Bowie wrote his latest tune for The Last Panthers, a crime drama due out next month. "I showed Mr. Bowie the two first episodes in the rough state they were at the time, and he liked what he saw very much," said Johan Renck, who directed the series. "We discussed the various aspects of the show... We talked about the biblical aspects of human nature... I showed him the first concept board I had just made for the title sequence—images from the show laced with chimeras and demons... That’s when he said go—it all fits."

Check out the chimera-and-demon-inspired track above (paired with the The Last Panther's opening credits). The show airs in Europe on November 12.

David Bowie Shares “Blackstar”