David Bowie - Photo by Jimmy King

Photo by Jimmy King

Almighty DAVID BOWIE has teased a new original song called Blackstar. The song marks the official title track for the upcoming drama The Last Panthers which will air via Sky Atlantic later this year. Director Johan Renck himself showed the pop maestro the series to convince him. He explains:

‘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. We discussed the various aspects of the show; naturally the plot line, but also the underlying currents of guilt and personality flaws. We talked about the dark heart of Europe. We talked about the biblical aspects of human nature. He asked if there was anything else to see, so I showed him the first concept board i had just made for the title sequence – images from the show laced with chimaeras and demons from the worlds of Bosch and Grunewald. That’s when he said go – it all fits. Then he played me his new song ‘BLACKSTAR’.’

What we also learn from that information: DAVID BOWIE is already working on new songs since he didn’t specifically wrote the track for The Last Panthers. Maybe there’s enough material soon for a follow-up to 2013’s The Next Day., right? Get a first glimpse of the song below via a trailer.