It's been three months already since David Bowie's final album ★ (Blackstar) was released and now we get the video for the third single, I Can't Give Everything Away. It's an animated interpretation that was created by Jonathan Barnbrook, who also designed the powerful album art.
Barnbrook’s working relationship with David Bowie started almost 15 years ago with the art of 2002’s Heathen, which featured a prototype of the Barnbrook-designed Priori font. His continuing work with Bowie included the covers of 2003’s Reality and 2013’s The Next Day, as well as the graphics for the V&A touring exhibition David Bowie Is. You can see all the record covers in Susan Omand's article on Bowie's cover art here.
He said of the new video “This is really a very simple little video that I wanted to be ultimately positive. We start off in black and white world of ★, 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.”
Watch the video below (and try not to cry).
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