From David Bowie’s Brilliant New Album: “Sue (Or in a Season of Crime)”
The new album from David Bowie, Blackstar, is absolutely fantastic — moving, surreal, cacophonic and wildly inventive. One of the best albums I’ve heard in a long time.
And this track is one of the best on it. Oddly enough, though, the version on the album is not the one you hear in this video. The music video is a sort of twisted jazz big band track; the album version is more rock-oriented, with more prominent drums and guitars. Both versions are great, but I think I prefer this one because it’s truly unsettling, like a soundtrack for a very dark film noir in which the horn section keeps veering from beautiful harmonies to disquieting dissonance.
Music video by David Bowie performing Sue (Or in a Season of Crime). (C) 2014 ISO Records, under license to Sony Music Entertainment