On Blackstar, to be released tomorrow on his 69th birthday, Bowie, like on many of his other records keeps on creating new personas, only this time the persona is himself. With this album Bowie reveals himself, but on his own conditions. Weaving stories, both emotive and personal, sometimes almost encoded, so the listener will get the atmosphere but is left with some missing clues, only for Bowie to know and reveal.

Blackstar is nevertheless a coherent, reflective and darker Bowie masterpiece.



/ by Deer du Bois /