David Bowie has today celebrated his 66th birthday by announcing details of his first album in 10 years. Titled ‘The Next Day’ the album has been produced, in secret ,with Bowie’s long term collaborator Tone Visconti –responsible for producing, and occasionally performing on, much of Bowie’s back catalogue. The album will be release in the UK on the 12th of March.
Along with this announcement came the release of the first single ‘Where Are We Now?’ – A slow haunting ballad seeming about his time spent in Berlin which has risen straight to the top of the UK ITunes chart.
Since pulling out of his 2004 tour after suffering from a heart attack on stage in Germany Bowie has completely avoided all forms of media seeming lulling in a state of ‘semi-retirement’ and the news of a new record has come as a huge surprise even to those associated with him.
His website states: “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.”
Rumours of a tour and/or Glastonbury performance have of course already started circulating, with The Bookmakers Paddy Powers placing odds of 2/1 on a world tour, but as of now nothing has come out about any live performances.
Listen to Single – “Where Are We Now?” below[youtube id=”FOyDTy9DtHQ” width=”600″ height=”350″]