A new video for David Bowie’s single “I Can’t Give Everything Away” has been released.
The track is the last song on Bowie’s album Blackstar, the singer’s final album released days before his heartbreaking death.
Longtime Bowie collaborator, Jonathan Barnbrook, who has worked with the singer since he released Heathen in 2002, directed the new video.
Barnbrook spoke of the video saying that he sees it as a celebration of Bowie’s life and art.
“This is really a very simple little video that I wanted to be ultimately positive. We start off in black and white world of Blackstar, but in the final chorus we move to brilliant colour, I saw it as a celebration of David, to say that despite the adversity we face, the difficult things that happen such as David’s passing, that human beings are naturally positive, they look forward and can take the good from the past and use it as something to help with the present. We are a naturally optimistic species and we celebrate the good that we are given.”
As well as contributing to the artwork for Heathen, Barnbrook collaborated on Bowie’s 2003 Reality and the singer’s surprise album The Next Day in 2013.
Earlier this week it was announced that Bowie has three of the top ten best selling albums of 2016 in the UK. It should come as no surprise that according to the Official Charts Company, Adele owns the top spot for albums sold for 2016 to date. The singer’s album 25 has already notched up combined sales of 406,000 for 2016 in the UK alone. However, Bowie’s Blackstar comes in a very respectable second on the list with combined sales of 345,000. He also holds the fourth slot with 2002’s Best Of Bowie with sales of 220,000 and 2014’s Nothing Has Changed is at Number 10 with 109,000 sold.
Check out the video for Bowie’s “I Can’t Give Everything Away” below: