A video for the late David Bowie’s ‘I Can’t Give Everything Away’ is unveiled

A video for the late David Bowie’s I Can’t Give Everything Away was released today. 

The animated visual interpretation was created by Jonathan Barnbrook, the artwork designer of Bowie’s 25th and last studio album ★.

The track is the third to be taken from ★ following singles Blackstar and Lazarus. It is the first to be released since the legend’s untimely death on January 10th , when he was just 69. 

Barnbrook says, “this is really a very simple little video that I wanted to be ultimately positive. We start off in the black and white world of ★, but in the final chorus we move to brilliant colour.

I saw it as a celebration of David, to say that despite the adversity we face, the difficult things that happen such as David’s passing, that human beings are naturally positive, they look forward and can take the good from the past and use it as something to help with the present. We are a naturally optimistic species and we celebrate the good that we are given.”

Jonathan Barnbrook’s working relationship with David Bowie stretched back to the art of 2002’s Heathen, which featured a prototype of the Barnbrook-designed Priori font. His work with Bowie would continue to include the covers of 2003’s Reality and 2013’s The Next Day, as well as the graphics for the Victoria & Albert Museum’s touring exhibition David Bowie Is.

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