"New Killer Star" is a song written and performed by David Bowie in 2003 for his album Reality. This was the first single from the album.

While it is uncertain what the song is really about (like other Bowie songs), the lyrics make oblique reference to life in post-9/11 New York. However the video clip, directed by Brumby Boylston of National Television, tells a surreal story using lenticular-postcard like images of a spaceship almost crashing into the modern American heartland. Bowie himself said of the song: "I’m not a political commentator, but I think there are times when I’m stretched to at least implicate what’s happening politically in the songs that I’m writing. And there was some nod, in a very abstract way, toward the wrongs that are being made at the moment with the Middle Eastern situation. I think that song is a pretty good manifesto for the whole record."[1]

The b-side is a cover of Sigue Sigue Sputnik's "Love Missile F1-11"


 [hide*1 Music video

Music video[edit]Edit

The music video features lenticular images throughout.

Track listing[edit]Edit

CD: ISO-Columbia / COL 674275 1 (Italy)[edit]Edit

  1. "New Killer Star" - 4:40
  2. "Love Missile F1-11"

CD: ISO-Columbia / 38K 3445 (Canada)[edit]Edit

  1. "New Killer Star" (Edit) - 3:42
  2. "Love Missile F1-11"

DVD: ISO/Columbia COL 674275 9 (Austria)[edit]Edit

  1. "New Killer Star (Video version)" - 3:40
  2. "Reality (Electronic Press Kit)"
  3. "Love Missile F1-11"


Chart Peak


France 69[2]

Production credits[edit]Edit

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