TBT Seven by David Bowie

By LJ Coleman

Hello Lovelies!! For the year 2000 I had planned on reviewing the song Blue by Eiffel, however, in light of recent events I have changed my mind. The song I am reviewing for this week is (prepare the tissues) Seven by David Bowie.

In all honesty, I could only listen to this song once in order to review it. The main lyrics of the chorus “I got seven days to live my life/ or seven ways to die” were enough to immediately reduce me to an emotional puddle and I’m not sure how long I can write about this song before my keyboard will be soaked with my tears.

In case you haven’t turned on the news or gone on social media lately and are wondering why I’m getting so emotional over this song, the late David Bowie sadly passed away on January 10th after a battle with bowel cancer. I honestly thought he was immortal. He has left this world with a remarkable array of accomplishments. He is most well-known for his songs, including the weird and wonderful studio album The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars, as well his role as the excruciatingly attractive Jareth the Goblin King in the movie Labyrinth, I mean honestly, could those pants have been any tighter?

Now, I realise that Seven was actually released in 1999, however it was released as a single in 2000 so it still counts! The song was co-written with Reeves Gabrels and was originally written for the computer game Omikron- The Nomad Soul.

Whilst this song was not one of Bowie’s most well-known hits, his raw vocals with just a few instruments as accompaniment make this song an intimate experience for the listener.

This song will forever be a personal favourite of mine, even if I can rarely listen to it for fear of turning into an emotional wreck.

(Apologies for not having a deeper analysis of the song, the author was too emotional to write anything more).


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