So, what is all the fuss about? In the video, Marion Cotillard plays a Mary Magdalene-type figure who bleeds from stigmata marks on the palms of her hands. Gary Oldman is a rather seedy priest and David Bowie is, well, a Christ-like figure who appears to offer his blessing at the end of the video before promptly vanishing. To be clear, all of this is inferred rather than explicitly stated in the Floria Sigismondi-directed video.
While it is a real pleasure to listen to new material from the legendary Bowie, is this a leap too far? Or, is it just a matter of artistic license that has been blown out of proportion? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below. (Sky News)