“Slow Burn”.



“Slow Burn”
Bowie Slow burn.jpg
   Lyrics                        Video
from the album        Heathen
B-side “Wood Jackson” (7″)
Released 3 June 2002 (2002-06-03)
  • 7″
  • CD
  • Allaire Studios
  • (Shokan, New York)
  • Looking Glass Studios
  • (New York, New York)


Length 4:43 (album version)
3:55 (single edit)
  • ISO
  • Columbia
Writer(s) David Bowie

Slow Burn is a song by English musician David Bowie. It was released as the lead single from his 22nd studio album, Heathen, on 3 June 2002. The song was not released as a single in the UK. There was no British single from Heathen released until September, with Everyone Says ‘Hi’. The recording features Pete Townshend on guitar. The song earned Bowie a Grammy nomination for Best Rock Male Vocal Performance.

The cover photograph by Markus Klinko, featuring Bowie striding forward with a baby in his arms, is a composite of two images. Bowie’s head is grafted onto the body of a male model photographed separately.

A music video for “Slow Burn” was uploaded to the official DavidBowieVEVO YouTube channel on 23 March 2011. The video shows Bowie dressed in white performing the vocals to the song in a recording studio booth, with a young girl wandering around the darkened control room and occasionally touching the equipment and mixing desk. The video is an edited version of the song and no directing or other credits are given.

The song was performed live on several TV shows in 2002, although was only performed during the first two dates of the Heathen Tour  and during a promotional performance at Sony Music Studios in New York between those two dates.  star66