New Killer Star

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"New Killer Star"
Single by David Bowie
from the album Reality
B-side Love Missile F1-11
Released 29 September 2003
Format CD single
Recorded Looking Glass Studios, New York City
Genre Rock
Length 3:40
Label Columbia/ISO Records
COL 674275 9
Producer(s) David Bowie, Tony Visconti
David Bowie singles chronology
"I've Been Waiting for You"
(2002)
"New Killer Star"
(2003)
"Never Get Old"
(2003)

"New Killer Star" is a song written and performed by David Bowie in 2003 for his album Reality. This was the first single from the album.

While it is uncertain what the song is really about (like other Bowie songs), the lyrics make oblique reference to life in post-9/11 New York. However the video clip, directed by Brumby Boylston of National Television, tells a surreal story using lenticular-postcard like images of a spaceship almost crashing into the modern American heartland. Bowie himself said of the song: "I’m not a political commentator, but I think there are times when I’m stretched to at least implicate what’s happening politically in the songs that I’m writing. And there was some nod, in a very abstract way, toward the wrongs that are being made at the moment with the Middle Eastern situation. I think that song is a pretty good manifesto for the whole record."[1]

The b-side is a cover of Sigue Sigue Sputnik's "Love Missile F1-11"

Music video[edit]

The music video features lenticular images throughout.

Track listing[edit]

CD: ISO-Columbia / COL 674275 1 (Italy)[edit]

  1. "New Killer Star" - 4:40
  2. "Love Missile F1-11"

CD: ISO-Columbia / 38K 3445 (Canada)[edit]

  1. "New Killer Star" (Edit) - 3:42
  2. "Love Missile F1-11"

DVD: ISO/Columbia COL 674275 9 (Austria)[edit]

  1. "New Killer Star (Video version)" - 3:40
  2. "Reality (Electronic Press Kit)"
  3. "Love Missile F1-11"

Charts[edit]

Chart Peak
position
France 69[2]

Production credits[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "David Bowie Biography". Consulted on 29 April 2012.
  2. ^ Australian-Charts.com David Bowie New Killer Star, retrieved 1 November 2013 

External links[edit]