Tuesday, October 27, 2015
David Bowie Confirms New Album
Many rumors surrounding the release of a new David Bowie album (which will be his 25th studio effort) have been flying around lately. To address what is true and what isn't, Bowie's camp has made a statement via Bowie's Facebook page.
Here is what is true:
1. The album will be titled Blackstar; a title shared with the name of the theme song he wrote for the upcoming TV show The Last Panthers.
2. The album will be released on January 8th, 2016; Bowie's 69th birthday.
What is not true:
1. The sound of Black Star will NOT contain Gregorian chant to electronic beats and Kraftwerk-style pop as reported by an article in the Times UK.
The Facebook post also read:
“Only the following can be confirmed. The single will be released on Nov. 20th and is not part of David’s theater piece Lazarus.”
Lazarus is a play that will act as an adaptation of The Man Who Fell to Earth.
As much as I would like to see Bowie get weird and creative, I wouldn't mind some more of the kind of semi-conventional yet innovative pop music he is more well known for doing. Personally I'm extremely disappointed that he seems to be retired from touring ever again. It means all the young dudes like me will never get the chance to see him perform.