Posted in music on January 8, 2013

David Bowie

To quote the Houston Press:

Late Monday just before midnight, the music world and social media stood agog as David Bowie's official website teased a new album, set for a March release, entitled The Next Day, produced by Tony Visconti.
Fuckin' Tony Visconti. Just check out his discography why don't ya? Just half of Bowie's catalog and T. Rex. NBD.

Funny enough, this all occurred on his birthday. Mr. Bowie turns 66 today, January 8.

It even came with a freaky new video for a song called "Where Are We Now?" directed by Tony Oursler with Bowie standing in an art studio while two puppets sang.

Head to David's website for the goods. What a great way to start 2013!

Check out Bowie's new press shot and the new album's tracklisting below...

David Bowie

David Bowie - The Next Day tracklisting
1 The Next Day
2 Dirty Boys
3 The Stars (Are Out Tonight)
4 Love Is Lost
5 Where Are We Now?
6 Valentine's Day
7 If You Can See Me
8 I'd Rather Be High
9 Boss of Me
10 Dancing Out In Space
11 How Does the Grass Grow?
12 (You Will) Set the World On Fire
13 You Feel So Lonely You Could Die
14 Heat

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Comments (55)

Nice, hope he tours.

Posted by Anonymous | January 8, 2013 2:09 AM

This would be even better news if this first song was actually good. A very boring song with nothing much going on in it.

Doubt he will tour 2:09. That heart attack he had was a lot bigger than was made out to be. Kind of telling the first single is what it is. Not an uptempo rock song.

Still pretty amazing that he was able to record this new record without any word getting out.

Posted by Anonymous | January 8, 2013 2:18 AM

Hey 2:18 go fuck a rose bush. Maybe you'll actually feel something. That song is transcendent. STFU.

Posted by Greg | January 8, 2013 2:46 AM

best news

Posted by Anonymous | January 8, 2013 3:49 AM

"That song is transcendent"

You are maybe one of the biggest idiots making comments on here. Transcendent? Get your head out of your ass.

Posted by Anonymous | January 8, 2013 3:52 AM

how the hell was this able to be kept a secret?

Posted by Anonymous | January 8, 2013 3:53 AM

Bjork is great in the new video

Posted by Anonymous | January 8, 2013 4:49 AM

Holy shit

Posted by Anonymous | January 8, 2013 8:05 AM

tour!!!!!

Posted by Anonymous | January 8, 2013 8:22 AM

Great news- it's been a long time coming.

Doubt if he'll ever due a proper tour again.

Posted by Anonymous | January 8, 2013 8:31 AM

nyc would definitely be included
start saving

Posted by Anonymous | January 8, 2013 8:36 AM

Does he still smoke 3 packs of Marlboros a day?

Posted by Anonymous | January 8, 2013 8:43 AM

March release=SXSW guaranteed

Posted by Anonymous | January 8, 2013 8:44 AM

I thought he was on death's door.

Posted by Anonymous | January 8, 2013 8:48 AM

Happy Birthday

Posted by Anonymous | January 8, 2013 9:13 AM

kinda doubt he will tour but HOLY SHITBALLS that would be amazing

Posted by Anonymous | January 8, 2013 9:45 AM

Well done Mr. Bowie!

Posted by Brian | January 8, 2013 10:06 AM

That photo of younger Bowie and Burroughs is infinitely cooler than anything. End of story. Man crush, right???

Posted by Anonymous | January 8, 2013 10:33 AM

Love the ending

Posted by Anonymous | January 8, 2013 10:38 AM

Bowie is god.

Posted by Anonymous | January 8, 2013 11:42 AM

This is amazing.

Remember when he toured with Nine Inch Nails in 1994 or 5? He was the headliner at the request of Trent Reznor but everyone left after NIN finished and he and Reznor did collaborations on Scary Monsters and a couple other songs. Now the man is unlikely to tour again. People can be f'in idiots.

Posted by Anonymous | January 8, 2013 11:48 AM

Just wait until the Coachella announcement in 2 weeks. Will be the only shows he is doing in support of this new album. Ridiculous and costly get for Goldenvoice.

Posted by Anonymous | January 8, 2013 11:49 AM

^Shut up you know nothing. Bowie is not playing Coachella.

Posted by Anonymous | January 8, 2013 12:16 PM

I was at the Bowie/NIN 95 tour. I was young and stupid and my friends and I left mid way through Bowie's set. Only time I've ever seen him.

Posted by AnonHummus | January 8, 2013 12:29 PM

Is someone really surprised that Visconti was producing this album? Seriously? As if anyone else was going to do it.

Posted by Anonymous | January 8, 2013 12:34 PM

I saw him at PNC in 2003? or 2004? He headlined and it was realitively empty..lot of seats...It was also like 40 degrees out but still was a great show. He played Eliza Jane at the show which fell on the 40th anniversary of his first single.

Posted by Anonymous | January 8, 2013 12:36 PM

I'm an old fuck. saw him at Radio City. unbelievably cool.

Posted by Anonymous | January 8, 2013 12:53 PM

shitty song. dude should have thrown in the towel years ago.

Posted by Anonymous | January 8, 2013 1:08 PM

stones- coachella
bowie- bonnaroo

Posted by Anonymous | January 8, 2013 1:17 PM

1:08 he threw it in 2004 and now he finally picked up the new one from the dry cleaner in 2013!

Posted by Anonymous | January 8, 2013 1:23 PM

I like this more than that new Rolling Stones song.

Posted by Anonymous | January 8, 2013 2:02 PM

Last time I saw him was in Queens during his NYC Marathon Tour.

The NIN tour was during the promotion of a weak (IMHO) album. How about more Tin Machine?

Posted by Anonymous | January 8, 2013 2:02 PM

Uh he threw in the towel a decade ago....

Posted by Anonymous | January 8, 2013 2:02 PM

He almost died 10 years ago. He is 66 yrs old today. I am happy he is alive and a new song after 10 years sub par to some ppl or night is still a wonderful thing to hear from a music legend. Bowies worst is better then most new bands best efforts.

Posted by AnonHUMMUS | January 8, 2013 2:21 PM

Tin Machine, LOL. I remember liking that first album.

Posted by Anonymous | January 8, 2013 2:32 PM

There is a point when musicians stop being relevant and come off as tired and not amusing...this guy hit that mark in the 90s.

Posted by Anonymous | January 8, 2013 2:35 PM

maybe so but the guy was relevant for longer than you've been alive, and his music will outlive anything you ever do in your entire life, so fuck off please, or show a little respect

Posted by Anonymous | January 8, 2013 2:39 PM

The return of the thin white duke.

Posted by Anonymous | January 8, 2013 2:40 PM

The song is pretty good and I'm sure the album will be at least a B+

Posted by Anonymous | January 8, 2013 2:46 PM

Well Pitchfork gave it best new track so we can all like it now.

Posted by Anonymous | January 8, 2013 3:03 PM

Nothing will equal druggie Bowie from the 70's but he's true star
and I'm ok w whatever he does. I'm sure his new shit will be better
than the recent stuff of Lou, Iggy, Rod, and Mick combined.

Posted by Anonymous | January 8, 2013 3:35 PM

Pitchfork are idiots and people who love this song are slavish morons.

Look, I agree Bowie is god and a huge part of my musical life but let's be honest and call it for what it is.

It is not a great song especially as a comeback one. It is a dud. Warmed over nonsense that does not really say anything.

Hope to the dear lord the rest of the album is not like this.

As for touring, go away with thinking that. The man came very close to dying and his heart is not good. Ever see Bowie out in uptown Manhattan walking around? No? Well I have on a few occasions and he never looks well. You can see it in the way he walks. There is a reason he has not recorded anything or been in the musical public eye for years and it's nothing to do with lack of creativity.

Posted by Anonymous | January 8, 2013 3:40 PM

Somehow a heartbreaking melody. Welcome back Mr. Bowie. Real art is like a diary.

Posted by diamond[dog] | January 8, 2013 3:45 PM

People get emotional over Pitchfork.

Posted by Anonymous | January 8, 2013 4:01 PM

Could have been much worse.

Posted by Anonymous | January 8, 2013 4:02 PM

"Somehow a heartbreaking melody"

Idiot

Posted by Anonymous | January 8, 2013 4:10 PM

Don't get your opinions from Pitchfork or idiots who comment on this site

Posted by Anonymous | January 8, 2013 4:48 PM

Nice song for a 66 year old Bowie. Look forward to the album and would be completely surprised if he tour let alone did one live performance. So glad I've seen him plenty of times before (yeah I'm old) going back as far as the mid 70's.

Posted by Anonymous | January 8, 2013 5:20 PM

Does it sound like 'this is not america' or more like 'i am afraid of americans'

Posted by Anonymous | January 8, 2013 5:32 PM

Maybe he will bring Peter Murphy along to fill in on songs

Posted by Anonymous | January 8, 2013 5:33 PM

Wanna bet that Bowie is the Headliner Super Special Guest at SXSW next year? Shit, makes me wish I could go again. I've seen Lou Reed and DEVO there, would kill to see Bowie's interview and set.

And does anyone know who the 2nd head is in the vid?

If he does tour again, he must do NYC as he lives here.

Had the privilege of seeing him 3x--Let's Dance, Glass Spiders, and an unannounced set at St. Anns Warehouse in DUMBO. I was literally walking by and heard the music and watched through a service door.

Posted by Threemoons | January 8, 2013 9:39 PM

@ 3:40
"it is not a great song especially as a comeback one. It is a dud. Warmed over nonsense that does not really say anything.
Hope to the dear lord the rest of the album is not like this."

Maybe not a great song but not a dud either. I would have preferred a more uptempo or dramatic ending rather than the fadeout.

The rest of the album, according to Tony Visconti, is nothing like this single. Next Day is definitely a classic DB rock record so this is very good news indeed.

Better still TV said Bowie is in "extremely good health" so hopefully
we'll get a tour or some shows.

Posted by Anonymous | January 9, 2013 9:35 AM

Bowie is great. His new song is not.

Posted by Anonymous | January 9, 2013 12:10 PM

David Bowie is a amazing artist. Give love now to Bowie.

Posted by mike | May 19, 2013 11:52 AM

Excelent compilation. Modern love is my favorite song. Thanks´╗┐

Posted by Fee | September 11, 2014 10:31 AM

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