Love Is Lost
October 31, 2013 6:50 AM   Subscribe

Just in time for Halloween, David Bowie releases the kind of creepy video for Love Is Lost (Hello Steve Reich Mix by James Murphy for the DFA). The original track comes from his most recent album, The Next Day.

Some may have missed the release of the video for Valentine's Day, which came out in July.
posted by hippybear (13 comments total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
The full-length 10-minute-long remix is also available for listening via YouTube.
posted by hippybear at 6:52 AM on October 31, 2013

And, for YT-haters, also here.
posted by aeshnid at 7:05 AM on October 31, 2013

David Bowie + James Murphy + Steve Reich + Clutch Cargo = !

I still love, love, love the full remix, too.
posted by maudlin at 7:34 AM on October 31, 2013 [1 favorite]

In fact, I may play the whole thing on a loop when the trick or treaters show up tonight.
posted by maudlin at 7:35 AM on October 31, 2013

(And yes, I know that there's actually no Reich on the remix, but his influence is definitely there.)
posted by maudlin at 7:40 AM on October 31, 2013

At the risk of spamming the thread too late!, the CBC has five tracks from The Next Day Extra previewed here. Hot damn, but Bowie seems to be having some serious fun this year.
posted by maudlin at 7:44 AM on October 31, 2013 [1 favorite]

According to Bowie, the video was shot for $12.99, which was paid for the flash drive.
Eschewing both celebrity guests and splashy production, Bowie picked up his domestic camera from home, rescued a couple of puppets from his legendary archive and wrote, shot and edited the entire video over this last weekend in the darkened corridor of his office in Manhattan, New York.

With his assistant Jimmy King on camera and best friend Coco Schwab handling everything from continuity to sandwiches they worked through the evenings finishing on Monday morning, sending it out to the rest of the world.

The result of this speedy production is a strangely moving gothic inflected storyline perfect for Halloween. And the cost? Just $12.99 for the thumb drive to download the finished video on.
Sadly, articles on this video have eclipsed any real mention of Bowie's "legendary archive" (of puppets?). Hopefully someone can shed more light on that aspect of the video.

And here's some info from Bowie's website on the Next Day Extra 3-disc edition, which this video is promoting.
posted by filthy light thief at 7:56 AM on October 31, 2013 [3 favorites]

Visually, in that video does Bowie morph into a Leonard Cohen lookalike? Or am I just imagining things?
posted by Mister Bijou at 8:58 AM on October 31, 2013

Wow, that is a list of names I never expected to see attached to the same song. I hope this bodes well for Steve Reich's next project: Music for Eighteen Hip Hop Producers.
posted by cirrostratus at 10:11 AM on October 31, 2013 [1 favorite]

Woo-hoo! Mega-meta-scratch-battle-3000! Deltron's back, anything is possible!
posted by filthy light thief at 11:36 AM on October 31, 2013

All of the videos are region locked and not available to me in Germany (and probably in a lot of other places too).
posted by shelleycat at 12:19 PM on October 31, 2013

Dear Santa:

I'd like a life-size Bowie marionette for Xmas this year. Sorry for the short notice, but I never before imagined that such a thing existed.


posted by Halloween Jack at 1:57 PM on October 31, 2013 [1 favorite]

Also, did anyone else notice the quotes from "Ashes to Ashes" in the remix?
posted by Halloween Jack at 2:00 PM on October 31, 2013

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