David Bowie and his record label surprised everyone with his first new single in 10 years and an upcoming album to follow! "Where Are We Now?" is out now along with a music video. The new album "The Next Day" will be released in March.
Update: The female in the video with Bowie is Bjork!
"Where Are We Now?" is a somber look at where we are now...as human beings and in life. Perhaps for that reason, it is somber and melancholy. Perhaps it is where he is now. Bowie, long rumored to be ill, which we reported on last year, seemed to disappear from the limelight and from what people who claimed to speak to Bowie, he has retired and is very happy. Well, it appears, everyone was wrong.
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"Where Are We Now?" debuted on David Bowie's 66th birthday and although his head is the only thing visible in the new video, it is not like we are seeing a horrible-looking 66 year old man.
The label and artist were able to drop the song on I-Tunes and give the titles from the upcoming "The Next Day Album".
The 14 tracks are:
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
(There will be a deluxe edition that will have 3 bonus tracks:
15. So She (Bonus Track)
16. I'll Take You There (Bonus Track)
17. Plan (Bonus Track)
Produced by long term collaborator Tony Visconti, 'Where Are We Now?' was written by Bowie, and was recorded in New York. The single is accompanied by a haunting video directed by Tony Oursler which harks back to David's time in Berlin. He is seen looking in on footage of the auto repair shop beneath the apartment he lived in along with stark images of the city at the time and a lyric constantly raising the question Where Are We Now?
We are glad Bowie is back and as much as we like the song, we are hoping for something a little more upbeat. If not, we will take it and we are glad he is still around.-DocFB
Diagnosis: 2013 is shaping up to be a good one musically!