Tuesday, January 8, 2013

David Bowie Announces New Album "The Next Day" Listen To The Single "Where Are We Now?"

Happy Birthday, David Bowie!

Okay, so I'm going to try to write this from a journalistic standpoint, but in reality I'm having a complete fanboy meltdown.  For his 66th birthday, David Bowie has announced the release of his 24th studio album.  The Next Day will be released on March 8 in Australia and the 11th everywhere else excluding the US, where it will be released on the 12th.  This isn't just an ordinary album announcement, though.  Everything is complete, including the artwork, redesigned website, and a lead single with accompanying music video.  While we all thought he was relaxing and leading a more regular life, Bowie was actually planning his return to music.  Genius.

This new single is called "Where Are We Now?" and I find it difficult to believe that it's been about ten years since his last album.  The track's lyrics focus on the famed Berlin era of the 1970's.  Along with the music video, this is everything one could wish for.  Directed by Tony Oursler, you can either watch the embedded video or head on over to his website for an HD version. The single and album pre-order are up for download right now on iTunes.

The Next Day will be available as a standard fourteen track album or a deluxe edition with three extra songs.  David Bowie worked with producer Tony Visconti for this record.  Just take a moment or two and look at that revamped Heroes artwork again and then check out the full tracklisting below.

1. The Next Day
2. Dirty Boys
3. The Stars (Are Out Tonight)
4. Love is Lost
5. Where Are We Now?
6. Valentine's Day
7. If You Can See Me
8. I'd Rather Be High
9. 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
14. Heat

Bonus Tracks:
15. So She
16. I’ll Take You There
17. Plan

I still can't believe this is actually happening.

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