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Tilda Swinton stars in David Bowie's come back video

In a musical comeback, the rock icon Bowie has tapped the actress Swinton for the video of his new single.

David Bowie stars with the actress Tilda Swinton in the video for his latest single, released next week.

In the promo for The Stars (Are Out Tonight), the two play a husband and wife whose domestic bliss is destroyed by a celebrity couple.

Bowie also comes face to face with his younger self, played by the Norwegian model Iselin Steiro, who is seen dressed as Bowie on the sleeve of his 1977 album Low. The video is directed by Floria Sigismondi, who made Bowie's Little Wonder video 17 years ago.

It accompanies the second single to be taken from The Next Day, his first album of new material for a decade, scheduled for release next month.

Bowie broke a decade-long silence with a new single, Where Are We Now?, released on his 66th birthday in January - his first release since the 2003 LP Reality.

While rumours swirled that the musician was suffering from health problems and had retired, Bowie was actually returning to the studio.

He and his long-term collaborator Tony Visconti secretly began work on the album two years ago.

Britain's Independent newspaper said that with The Next Day album, "the Starman pulls off the greatest comeback album in rock'n'roll history". * AFP

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