The best kept secret in rock is revealed today and this is great news – new Bowie music as he’s just announced his first new album in 10 years comes this March!
This comes as such a suprise, because it’s been so hush-hush. Proof, for example, in the piece in the UK paper The Telegraph, from just months ago in October, that spoke of David’s ‘graceful retirement’. Click here to read the story.
As for this suprise announcment, the forthcoming new album, titled ‘The Next Day’, was produced by Bowie’s longtime collaborator Tony Visconti and will be released in the UK and most countries worldwide on March 11. Australia will get the albums three days earlier on March 8, while we in North America will get it March 12th.
The album will feature 14 tracks and the deluxe edition three additional songs. Both are available to pre-order on iTunes now.
To mark the album announcement, which comes on his 66th birthday (January 8, 2013), David has released its first single ‘Where Are We Now?’, available for download on iTunes now.
It’s a ballad that references Bowie’s Berlin years, via several of that city’s landmarks including Potsdamer Platz.
On David’s website there’s acknowledgment of his lengthy absence:
“In recent years radio silence has been broken only by endless speculation, rumour and wishful thinking ….a new record…who would have ever thought it, who’d have ever dreamed it! After all David is the kind of artist who writes and performs what he wants when he wants…when he has something to say as opposed to something to sell. Today he definitely has something to say.”
It’s quiet and reflective … bit of a mood piece.