At 66, twice Christ’s age, grandpa Bowie is all of a sudden in a desperate need to mash up religion, s3x and violence symbols in his new “The Next Day” video. All the good stuff youngsters (music buyers) are usually craving for. Maybe this is the only trick his marketing team could come up with to compete with the market holders in lingerie that are Rihanna, Beyonce and Co.?
As Bowie can’t do the lingerie thing anymore (but he did it in the past), he can only pull the basic instincts trigger.
Problem is by doing so people talk about the “so shocking” side of things, not about his music.
Not that easy to be a grandpa willing to comeback in the new century music dollars arena.