On his 66th birthday David Bowie announced a new album that shortly will see the light of day – his first album in nearly 10 years. This came rather unexpected since Bowie’s near-absolute removal from the media and the music scene in recent years. It could well be one of the most surprising comebacks in music history.
The first single “Where Are We Now?”, written by Bowie and produced by long term collaborator Tony Visconti, is an unsettling and beautifully strange melancholic piece, revoking the ambience of those grand 1970’s Hansa Studio years. The single is accompanied by a haunting scaled-back video, echoing Bowies’ personal nostalgia. The way the single and the video just appeared out of nowhere and marketed via Bowie’s website, proves that the 66-year old legend fully understands how to operate in today’s music business – It’s as perfect as a comeback can get. It might not end up being the greatest song of the year, but on a personal note I suspect that few songs will affect me emotionally like “Where Are We Now?” does. I’ve first handle witnessed the consequences of the Cold War on East Europe/Berlin and for David Bowie I’ve always held a special place in my heart.
The 14-track album titled The Next Day will be out in the middle of March via Columbia Records.
Check the track list below:
The Next Day Tracklist:
01. The Next Day
02. Dirty Boys
03. The Stars (Are Out Tonight)
04. Love Is Lost
05. Where Are We Now?
06. Valentine’s Day
07. If You Can See Me
08. I’d Rather Be High
09. Boss Of Me
10. Dancing Out In Space
11. How Does The Grass Grow
12. (You Will) Set The World On Fire
13. You Feel So Lonely You Could Die
15. So She
16. I’ll Take You There
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