David Bowie releases new single; album on its way in March

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When David Bowie releases a new record, it’s not just a matter of music product being dished out: it’s an event. We’re talking, after all, about one of music’s greatest icons whose sheer being impresses on all fronts, least of all artistically and aesthetically.

Just yesterday, on Bowie’s actual birthday, Sony Music Australia released a new single by the man, called Where Are We Now? It’s a song that brings to mind the man’s highly praised Low era; a melancholic track that treks the dark side in its first verses but climaxes into lyrics of hope and glory (Subterraneans  meets Heroes).

David Bowie’s first full studio album in 10 years (his 30th studio recording), titled The Next Day, is set for Australian release on March 8 but is now available as a pre-order on iTunes.

Both the new single and album artwork play with pastiche of previous record artwork, as only Bowie knows how to play with best.

 

To view the video for Where Are We Now? click here.
To pre-order The Next Day on iTunes click here or go the full deluxe edition here.

Photography (top of page) by Jimmy King.