David Bowie celebrates 66th birthday with new single and album announcement
It's been a decade since David Bowie released any new music, but that doesn't mean he hasn't been busy. The man also known as Ziggy Stardust made the surprising announcement on his 66th birthday that he has a new single and is releasing a new album in March.
The track, titled "Where Are We Now?," is a look back at Bowie's time in Berlin in the '70s. Tony Visconti, Bowie's frequent collaborator, produced the song that Bowie wrote. The woman in the video alongside Bowie has not been identified. It was recorded in New York and will consist of 14 tracks. A deluxe addition will have three additional songs.
A press release for the single says Bowie 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?'" It is available for download on iTunes.
As if that wasn't enough, a new album called "The Next Day" will come out on March. The record will be released on March 8 in Australia, March 11 for the rest of the world and March 12 in the USA, according to Bowie's newly revamped website. This is the first album Bowie has released since 2003's "Reality."
Bowie hasn't performed live since 2006, even turning down the opportunity to perform at the London Olympics. Many have asked for a Bowie tour in 2013, though the new album is no guarantee that he will get back on the road to promote it. Fingers crossed!