David Bowie turns 66, releases first song in ten years
Great news: David Bowie just released his first song in ten years, just in time for his 66th birthday. Herzlichen Glückwunsch zum Geburtstag to everyone.
The single, “Where Are We Now?”, was recorded in New York and produced by longtime collaborator Tony Visconti, who played a major role in otherworldy sounds of Bowie’s “The Man Who Sold The World.” It’s the fifth song on his forthcoming album The Next Day, due out in March.
In tandem with the release Bowie has revealed a video directed by Tony Oursler. The video features a siamese-twin doll with Bowie’s face propped in front of black and white footage of Berlin, where he spent the late 70s with Iggy Pop and Brian Eno. It’s suitably weird.
Check out the video and the track list for The Next Day below.
The Next Day:
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
15. So She
16. I’ll Take You There