David Bowie Releases Creepy Clip From 'Blackstar' Short Film

David Bowie’s Blackstar Trailer

David Bowie’s Blackstar Trailer

The teaser promises an intense companion piece to the singer's forthcoming single

The trailer features a bejeweled skull in an astronaut's helmet, convulsing half-naked men, gyrating scarecrows, a solar eclipse viewed from a barren planet and Bowie himself clutching some kind of Blackstar emblazoned bible. Though the album itself doesn’t drop until Jan. 8 (Bowie’s 69th birthday), it looks the collaboration between the Ziggy Stardust singer and Swedish helmer already promises enough trippy material to ponder between now and then.