Video was created by longtime Bowie collaborator Jonathan Barnbrook
An animated video for David Bowie‘s ‘I Can’t Give Everything Away’ has been revealed.
The single is the last song on Bowie’s final studio album ‘Blackstar’, which was released just days before his death. The video was directed by Jonathan Barnbrook who has worked with Bowie since he released ‘Heathen’ in 2002.
Speaking about the video, Barnbrook said he sees it as a celebration of Bowie’s life and art.
“This is really a very simple little video that I wanted to be ultimately positive. We start off in black and white world of ‘Blackstar’, 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.”
In addition to working on the artwork for ‘Heathen’, Barnbrook also collaborated with Bowie on 2003’s ‘Reality’ and surprise album ‘The Next Day’ in 2013.
Earlier today (April 6) it was revealed that three of the top ten best selling albums of 2016 so far belong to Bowie.
According to figures released by the Official Charts Company, Adele tops the albums list for 2016 to date, with ’25’ notching up combined sales of 406,000 this year so far. The singer’s third album was originally released last November.
Bowie’s final album ‘Blackstar’, released just two days before his passing, comes second in the list with 345,000 combined sales, following by 2002’s ‘Best Of Bowie’ at Number Four (220,000 combined sales) and 2014’s ‘Nothing Has Changed – The Very Best Of’ at Number 10 (109,000 combined sales).
Meanwhile, two David Bowie tribute concerts took place in New York last week, with Michael Stipe and Blondie’s Debbie Harry among the artists who performed live.