New David Bowie video reinstated after YouTube ban

The religious themed promo for 'The Next Day' had contravened the site's terms of use

The controversial new David Bowie video is streaming once again on YouTube after being banned by the site. Click above to watch the video.

A spokesperson for Bowie said that the promo for 'The Next Day' single had been removed from the streaming site as it "contravened their terms of use".

However, the video is once again up on the site, with a YouTube spokesperson telling Billboard: "With the massive volume of videos on our site, sometimes we make the wrong call. When it's brought to our attention that a video has been removed mistakenly, we act quickly to reinstate it."

Alongside Bowie, the video features actors Gary Oldman and Marion Cotillard. The promo is set in a pub with a cast and crew of religious characters. Bowie plays a Christ-like figure, Oldman portrays a priest and Cotillard plays a saint-like character while a Cardinal hands out cash and a nun prays.

'The Next Day' is the third single to be taken from Bowie's current album of the same name. The video was directed by Floria Sigismundi - the photographer and filmmaker who directed Bowie's last video, 'The Stars (Are Out Tonight)'. She also directed The Runaways and the video for Justin Timberlake's 'Mirrors'.

Bowie previously enlisted Tilda Swinton to play his onscreen wife in the video for 'The Stars (Are Out Tonight)', the second single from 'The Next Day', which was released in February.

NME's special collectors' magazine on David Bowie is out now and includes the complete Bowie story, iconic and rare photographs, every era and character analysed, plus classic NME interviews with Bowie himself.

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