Released: 21 October 2016
No Plan EP
Donny McCaslin: saxophone, flute, clarinet
Ben Monder: guitar
Tim Lefebvre: bass guitar
Jason Lindner: keyboards, synthesizers
Mark Guiliana: drums
‘Killing A Little Time’ was one of several songs written by David Bowie for the 2015 musical Lazarus. It was first released on the play’s soundtrack album, and later on the No Plan EP.
The song was originally performed in the play by Michael C Hall, who also sang it on the soundtrack LP.
For ‘Killing A Little Time’ I did have more of a Blackstar version, a work in progress, that came later for Lazarus. I thought it was a tour de force. That’s a very hard sing as well, because of all the timing and the phrasing, and the way that David sings those phrases is deceptively difficult.
David Bowie: Ultimate Record Collection (Uncut)
The backing track for Bowie’s own studio version was recorded on 23 March 2015, with lead vocals following on 19 May.
The No Plan EP was released on 21 October 2016, as a digital download and on compact disc and vinyl. ‘Killing A Little Time’ was the third of four songs on the EP.