David Bowie's 'I'd Rather Be High' Video Is Filled With Dancing Soldiers

Spacey 'The Next Day' song pulls vintage footage to highlight human happiness

Chris Martins WRITTEN BY
Chris Martins

David Bowie has just released the official video for his The Next Day single "I'd Rather Be High" — the very same harpsichord-enhanced crooner that recently accompanied the Louis Vuitton ad/short film, L'Invitation Au VoyageIn this version, however, we get a very different period piece — black and white footage replaces the colorful frills of the first, and images of people dancing during wartime rule the day. London graphic designer Tom Hingston directs. Fly the defiantly friendly skies with ol' Ziggy Stardust by hitting the play button above. Meanwhile, be sure to peruse SPIN's 50 Best Albums of 2013 and our 50 Best Songs of 2013 to see if Bowie made the cut.

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