We've seen nothing, nothing from David Bowie for 10 years, and now the Brixton-born space-rocker hits us with a new single, and announces a new album. Is this the best day ever? Is it?
The new single is entitled Where Are We Now?, and his new album, The Next Day, will be out in March. You can read our review of the new single here.
According to The New York Daily News, "Sonically, it couldn't be more somber or troubled. Slowly, gracefully, Bowie sings in a voice of genuine gravity. The song's video paints him as equally pained and burdened."
Entertainment Weekly think "it almost circles back to Bowie's beginnings as a dreamy folk singer, stacking layers of melancholy over a slightly psychedelic melody. Honestly, "Where Are We Now?" sounds like a slightly more romantic Leonard Cohen track, which considering Bowie's age and career arc makes perfect sense for him."
Bowies last musical outing was Reality - the 2003 album that reached number 1 in the Czech and Danish charts, and number 3 in the U.K. The Next Day will be Bowie's 24th album - a staggering achievement.
Feeling some Bowie nostalgia amidst his latest work? Check out the classic "Life on Mars?", and let us know what you think of the new single below in the comments section.
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