In celebration of his own birthday, David Bowie releases his first single in a decade with the promise of a new album coming this March (in time for my birthday!) This was quite an unexpected surprise and one that I am so excited about. I find myself hitting repeat on this song, over and over, delighted more with each listen. It is melancholic and melodic, and beautifully Bowie – what a lovely start to the New Year.
The video was shot by long-time collaborator Tony Oursler. It revisits Berlin, the site of no small measure of rock & roll decadence for Bowie in the Seventies, and watches as the singer revisits places he knew then, including an auto repair shop downstairs from his old apartment.
I cannot wait to hear, and review, the full album, slated to be titled The Next Day.
Where Are We Now? :: David Bowie