There have been a lot of tributes since David Bowie died on January 10 this year, including Lorde‘s beautiful rendition of “Life on Mars?” last night at the Brit Awards, not to mention Gaga‘s performance at the Grammys, but few of them can say they were sanctioned by the man himself.
New project Unbound can claim just that. A statement released on Bowie’s own website describes how the Starman gave the project’s creators exclusive access to the music on his final album, Blackstar, “with no limits or preconditions” last fall, a few months before it was released.
The result is a 16-part series, described as a “visual interpretation” of the album, and starring Rookie magazine founder Tavi Gevinson and actress Patricia Clarkson. It’s set to launch today, on InstaMiniSeries, a channel that creates “episodic programming” on Instagram.
Watch below for a dreamlike, eerie trailer:
According to the project’s creators, Carolynn Cecilia and Nikki Borge, it will take the audience “on a journey of evocative images inspired by the moods suggested in the album’s music, lyrics and artwork.”
In the wake of Bowie’s death, many fans discovered a new meaning behind Blackstar, his 28th and final studio album. In it and the videos for singles “Blackstar” and “Lazarus,” they found cryptic clues and references that some argued demonstrated the artist’s acceptance of his own mortality.
The series premieres on instagram.com/instaminiseries today at 8pm ET, with a new episode every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. Instagram users can view the series by following the account @instaminiseries.Read More