The radio silence from Bowie over the last couple of years has been troubling. How was his health? Is everything okay? Why hasn’t he been seen in public? Why did he turn down a chance to be involved in the opening ceremonies of the London Olympics.
The official story is that Bowie was living a quiet life as a pensioner and father in New York City. End of story. Leave me alone.
Then last night, his son, Duncan, began tweeting:
The reaction was a globally-uniform “HOOOOLLLLLLLY SHIIIIIITTTTTT!”
The album is entitled The Next Day (due March 11) and a new song with a video called “Where Are We Now” is already out.
It just shows that it’s still possible to keep a secret in the music biz these days–even if you’re writing and recording in New York City. A full tracklisting is below.
Welcome back, sir. We’ve been missing you.
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The Next Day tracklisting:
01. The Next Day 3:51
02. Dirty Boys 2:58
03. The Stars (Are Out Tonight) 3:56
04. Love Is Lost 3:57
05. Where Are We Now? 4:08
06. Valentine’s Day 3:01
07. If You Can See Me 3:16
08. I’d Rather Be High 3:53
09. Boss Of Me 4:09
10. Dancing Out In Space 3:24
11. How Does The Grass Grow 4:33
12. (You Will) Set The World On Fire 3:30
13. You Feel So Lonely You Could Die 4:41
14. Heat 4:25