Focusing on the artist’s final years, HBO’s new documentary, David Bowie: The Last Five Years, presents a nuanced look at the evolution of Bowie’s music as told through archival footage and interviews with the musical legend’s bandmates. Largely focused on Bowie’s final two albums, The Next Day and Blackstar, the film also explores his musical, Lazarus, which he began developing in the midst of his illness.

In the trailer, the musician’s friends and close collaborators discuss Bowie’s remarkable final burst of creativity and his mindset as he continued to write and record even after being diagnosed with cancer.

The documentary which premieres Jan. 8, on what would have been the icon’s 71st birthday.

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