David Bowie "I Can't Give Everything Away" (video)
Published Apr 06, 2016Just before the music world lost a hero with the passing of David Bowie in January, the rock icon released his final album Blackstar (a.k.a. ★). Now, a video for "I Can't Give Everything Away" from that record has been released.
The clip was created by Jonathan Barnbrook, who also designed the Blackstar album artwork (and prior releases like Heathen, Reality and The Next Day). He released a statement accompanying the new video, which reads:
This is really a very simple little video that I wanted to be ultimately positive. We start off in the 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 animated black-and-white-turned-rainbow-bright lyric video in the player below.
Be sure to also read Exclaim!'s recent Timeline feature on Bowie's awe-inspiring career, and explore his back catalogue with our Essential Guide to David Bowie.