AT one minute past midnight on January 8, the day that would have been David Bowie's 70th birthday, a subtly stunning video for the song No Plan surfaced quietly online.
The No Plan clip was directed by Tom Hingston, whose previous collaborations with Bowie include the award-winning visual interpretation of the original version of Sue (Or In A Season Of Crime) from the Nothing Has Changed compilation.
Recorded during the sessions for David Bowie's 28th and final album, No Plan is one of three final Bowie studio recordings held in the vault until the October 21, 2016 release of the Lazarus Cast Album.
Previously available only with full album purchase of the Lazarus Cast Album, those songs: No Plan, Killing A Little Time and When I Met You, have been released along with single and Cast Album title track Lazarus as the No Plan digital EP, through Sony Music Entertainment Australia. The three songs are now available for the first time on streaming services and as a la carte downloads.
Despite the complete lack of fanfare around their reveal, the No Plan video recorded more than 500,000 views in its first 24 hours online, while the No Plan EP reached #1 on the iTunes charts of 11 countries including the UK, Netherlands, Denmark, Ireland, Norway, Finland and Sweden.