The web-series is based on Bowie's 'Blackstar' album
David Bowie‘s ‘Blackstar’ album has been turned into an Instagram mini-series called Unbound, with the first episode now airing online.
Bowie released ‘Blackstar’ last month on his 69th birthday (January 8), two days before his death (January 10).
InstaMiniSeries is an Instagram channel that produces episodic programmes via short videos uploaded to the social media platform.
The channel was given early access to ‘Blackstar’ prior to its release, with a 16-episode series produced featuring “visual interpretations” of its tracks. Unbound stars Rookie Magazine founder Tavi Gevinson and Six Feet Under actress Patricia Clarkson.
Watch the first short clip below.
According to a press release, the series “takes its audience on a journey of evocative images inspired by the moods suggested in the album’s music, lyrics and artwork”.
It adds: “The series is propelled by a focus on this visual interpretation of the [‘Blackstar’] album as opposed to a literal, linear narrative.”
Meanwhile, David Bowie is to be given an official tribute at Glastonbury Festival this year.
Following his passing last month, fans had already planned a ‘mass singalong’ to pay homage the Ziggy Stardust legend, with festival boss Michael Eavis now confirming that Bowie will be honoured at the Worthy Farm event this June.
Speaking to Radio X, Eavis announced: “Yes, we’re doing a film of his set from the year 2000. It’s going to be shown on one of the screens when the stages are shut down. We’ll show the entire set.”