‘Slow Burn’ was released as the lead single from Bowie’s twenty-second studio album, Heathen, on 3 June 2002.
The song wasn’t released as a single in the UK – there was no British single from Heathen released until September 2002, with ‘Everyone Says ‘Hi”. ‘Slow Burn’ features The Who’s Pete Townshend on guitar, and earned Bowie a Grammy nomination for Best Rock Male Vocal Performance.
The music video above is the previously unreleased full-length version. The original version (below) 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.