David Bowie's 'I Can't Give Everything Away' gets animated music video

'We start off in black and white world of Blackstar, but in the final chorus we move to brilliant colour'

Jack Shepherd
Wednesday 06 April 2016 16:40 BST
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David Bowie left behind so much fantastic music, not least of all his last album ★ (Blackstar) which reached number one following the icon’s tragic death.

One of the standout tracks from the album is closer “I Can’t Give Everything Away”, a beautiful number featuring cryptic lyrics such as “I know something is very wrong / The pulse returns the prodigal sons”.

When first released, of course, no one quite understood its full meaning, but since his death the track has taken on new meaning, as has the entire album.

Jonathan Barnbrook, who created Blackstar’s artwork, has since created a touching music video for the “I Can’t Give Everything Away”, paying tribute to the late singer.

Speaking about the video, Barnbrook said: “This is really a very simple little video that I wanted to be ultimately positive.

“We start off in black and white world of Blackstar, but in the final chorus we move to brilliant colour, I saw it as a celebration of David, to say that despite the adversity we face, the difficult things that happen such as David’s passing, that human beings are naturally positive, they look forward and can take the good from the past and use it as something to help with the present. We are a naturally optimistic species and we celebrate the good that we are given.”

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