David Bowie Breaks Silence With New Single from Upcoming Album

Posted January 8, 2013 by J Matthew Cobb in News

On his 66th birthday, iconic rock star David Bowie is passing out the birthday blessings on his fans with new music

David Bowie, who celebrates his 66th birthday on today, is finally breaking the silence. And fans couldn’t be more excited.

Bowie’s last jump into the music foray was back in 2003 when he dropped his 23rd solo album, Reality. He ended that decade-long drought by unveiling a new track, “Where Are We Now?,” the lead single to a new album that’s scheduled to drop this March (yea).

The single, now available for purchase at iTunes, feels extraordinarily relevant for Bowie’s disappearing act for the last ten years, but it’s actually a slow ballad loaded with R.E.M.-ish melancholy, as he sings about the heavy burden of dislocation. The video clip released of the same song shows Bowie entering into some clever art pop that intertwines him with moving grayscale images of Berlin and Peter Gabriel’s Eighties cutouts. No real word if the rest of the album is set to take on this Americana-tinged adult contemporary sound, but Bowie has proven over the years to be a master of his own artistry, regardless of whatever abounds as the hot fads in pop music.

The rock star’s age is sure to enter the conversation of skeptics in weeks to come, as he now enters a totally different market from what things were back in 2003. Still, his fan base will wholeheartily welcome the news, and will most certainly see the single as a timely love letter.

The new album already has a name: The Next Day.

Also an album cover has been unveiled, a humorous re-adapation of the album art of the 1977 album, Heroes.

Cover art for 2013 upcoming album from David Bowie

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J Matthew Cobb

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