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David Bowie’s Crazy Eyes Spend ‘Valentine’s Day’ in an Abandoned Building

Thin White Duke plays a tiny guitar, doesn't get any chocolates in new video

picture-22380-1373903912Dan Reilly // July 16, 2013

Continuing in the long line of music videos filmed in abandoned buildings, David Bowie’s “Valentine’s Day” finds the rocker alone, angrily playing a tiny Steinberger guitar while singing about a school shooter. Despite a lack of plot or effects, it’s a forceful film, thanks to Bowie’s icy stares that evoke a more dapper Hannibal Lecter. Directed by Indrani and Markus Klinko, the stark visuals especially highlight the Thin White Duke’s different color eyes, a condition he developed after being on the wrong end of a fist during a teenage fight over a girl.

The new video comes a day after Bowie announced he’ll be releasing “Valentine’s Day,” the fourth single from his album The Next Day, as a 7-inch picture disc in August. Of course, the always-mysterious singer has yet to unveil what that picture will be.