Blackstar: David Bowie’s Ode To The World


David Bowie established himself in the music world as a solo artist with his single “Space Oddity”. It was released only 5 days ahead of the Apollo launch and David Bowie never looked back since that day. True to his spirit, Bowie’s last album was released on his 69th birthday which was also just two days before his death from cancer. It was also the time when Tim Peake set out to complete the first ever space walk by a British astronaut.

In recent years Bowie had become a recluse. He stopped giving interviews and appearing on stage. His release of “BlackStar” in January 2016 and “The Next Day” in 2014 surprised everyone, as he had managed to keep it a secret from the public till the release date. During this time period Bowie remained absent from the public yet, yet managed to create mystery and intrigue among his fans.

The Blackstar album seems to be influenced by the past. It gives us a peek into how jazz influenced him during his childhood. Mr. Bowie had made statements in the 90s saying “You have to accommodate your pasts within your persona”. His BlackStar is a living proof of what he preached.