David Bowie’s Final Masterpiece “Lazarus” Secretly Portrays His Last Goodbye. Creative to the very end, the ‘Lazarus’ video is a heartbreakingly sad way to bid farewell, but a more than appropriate one.
“Look up here, I’m on heaven” the first words of David Bowie‘s latest single “Lazarus” that released four days ago just in time for his 69th was remained ambiguous until yesterday.
He has been secretly telling us for past few days that his time was up.
David Robert Jones has died peacefully surrounded by his family after secretly battling cancer for past 18 months on yesterday evening (January 10th). The musical legend and mod icon, Bowie knew it was a losing battle last year as he prepared a parting gift, Blackstar album as the way to keep him forever in our mind. In his latest music video, “Lazarus” oddly portrays fragile-looking Bowie with a blindfold as he writhes and levitates on hospital bed. Another Bowie shows up on a desk, he writes on a piece of paper in endless contortions movement that could be translated as a symbol of himself creating his final masterpiece in pain. The video ended with David walking into an old wooden cupboard, slowly closing its door and disappear into the darkness.
As Bowie’s producer Tony Visconti explains in his tribute, “His death was no different from his life – a work of Art. He made Blackstar for us, his parting gift. I knew for a year this was the way it would be. I wasn’t, however, prepared for it. Creative to the very end, the ‘Lazarus’ video is a heartbreakingly sad way to bid farewell, but a more than appropriate one.”
David Bowie has been an inspiration to all generation and the beautiful thing is everyone has a different idea of this brilliant man that means something to them. Out of all the characters he had been portraying, from his psychedelic alter-ego Ziggy Stardust to a dapper version of him as The Thin White Duke, David Bowie always remains true to himself until his very last breath. So long, starman. (Text Saskia Chairunnisa)