November 4, 2016


David Bowie Documentary Will Explore Last Five Years of his Life

Lester Cohen/WireImage
Lester Cohen/WireImage

The last five years of David Bowie's life will be explored in an upcoming documentary from BBC Two, and it's stuck with a title that leaves no questions: David Bowie: The Last Five Years.

The flick will detail the late legend's last two albums and his Lazarus musical. We recently heard "When I Met You," "No Plan" and "Killing Time" from the cast album of said musical.

The film will air on the anniversary of Bowie's death on Jan. 10, reports The Guardian. The BBC will be showing a bunch of stuff to celebrate what would've been Bowie's 70th birthday on Jan. 8.

The trailer for The Last Five Years, which you can watch here, if you're in the U.K., has producer Tony Visconti describing the Lazarus recording process:

“He would stand in front of the mic and for the four or five minutes he was singing he would pour his heart out,” Visconti says. “I could see through the window he was really feeling it. The audio picked up his breathing, it wasn’t that he was out of breath, he was hyperventilating in a way, getting his energy up to sing this.”

Watch Charli XCXMajor Lazer and more reflect on David Bowie's life and music: