listen to the third and final new bowie track from the lazarus musical

Appearing on the Lazarus musical soundtrack, Bowie recorded Killing A Little Time with Tony Visconti and the Blackstar band in the astonishingly creative final months of his life.

by Charlotte Gush
20 October 2016, 11:45am

The third and final new Bowie song from the Lazarus musical has been released. Killing A Little Time follows the spacey, vocally-layered When I Met You and the atmospheric slow jam No Plan, which premiered yesterday on BBC radio shows. Killing A Little Time is heavier, opening with a scuzzy rock and roll guitar intro with a building tension before Bowie's inimitable vocal kicks in: "I staggered through this criminal reign / I'm not in love, no phony pain / Creeping through this tidal wave / No warm embrace, just a lover's grain".

The three tracks are understood to be some of the last music Bowie recorded, with producer Tony Visconti and his Blackstar album band. The three tracks appear on the Lazarus musical soundtrack -- along with other songs from the cast -- which will be released in full tomorrow, Friday 21 October.

Lazarus opened off-Broadway in New York in December 2015, selling out the entire run immediately, with Bowie making his final public appearance at the opening night on 7 December; it closed, after an extended run, 10 days after Bowie died on 10 January 2016. The production opens at the King's Cross Theatre in London with many of the same cast members 8 November 2016 until 22 January 2017.


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