David Bowie Single "Lazarus" Released This Week & To Be Performed By Show Cast on Colbert
Mon, 14 Dec 2015 13:14:43
David Bowie will release "Lazarus," the new single from his upcoming 25th studio album, ★ (pronounced Blackstar) this Friday, December 18. It's the only track from the new album that's also featured in Lazarus, the stage production written by Bowie and Irish playwright Enda Walsh, that opened in New York City December 7th at Off Broadway’s New York Theater Workshop.
According to the New York Times, Bowie "conceived the [musical] as a sort of sequel to 'The Man Who Fell to Earth,' the 1963 Walter Tevis novel that inspired the 1976 Nicolas Roeg film, in which Mr. Bowie starred as Thomas Newton, a louche, orange-haired extraterrestrial. Here, Newton will be played by Michael C. Hall, late of 'Dexter' and 'Hedwig and the Angry Inch.'"
The song "Lazarus" follows the release of the first single from ★, "Blackstar," a near-10-minute dystopian opus that dropped in November to much anticipation (a track that not only brings back the rock saxophone in style, but one with an accompanying eerie video/short film that nods to the castle in Bowie's classic kid's flick, Labyrinth).
This Thursday, December 17, Michael C. Hall and the musicians from Lazarus will perform the title selection on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.
★ is Bowie's 25th studio album, and is set for release on his birthday, January 8, 2016 on ISO/Columbia Records. It is available for pre-order at Amazon, iTunes, and on vinyl at the David Bowie online store. Lazarus runs through January 20th at the New York Theater Workshop.
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