January 18, 2013

Forgive me, I've been away - New David Bowie track called Where Are We Now?

So I took some vacation. And the great David Bowie released a new song from a forthcoming new album that surprised everyone. Now I can't just sit back and pretend it didn't happen and not put up the track, can I? Definitely not.

The song's called "Where Are We Now?" and it's a beautiful, slow number featuring David's plaintive vocal performance, as emotive as ever, over a drum and piano mix that grows in intensity. And a kind of creepy video. To me, it's like seeing an old friend after years and years apart and realizing that they're still really fucking cool; just a bit older and more laid back.

David's long-time producer, Tony Visconti, has said that there are some more rock numbers on the album. We'll all have to wait and see.

If, by some chance, you haven't heard the song before, check it out below. If you have heard it, I think it's worth another listen.

The new album The Next Day is out March 12 in North America. I'm pretty excited to hear more now music from a wonderful artist who I thought would never release another album.