David Bowie is to release his first album in nearly a decade. The Next Day, his 30th studio recording, is out in March (8 in Australia, 11 in the rest of the world bar the U.S., where it’s out on March 12), and is preceded by a single that you can hear right now! Check out the album’s tracklist, and watch the video for “Where Are We Now?” below. (It’s available to purchase on iTunes now too.) Bowie turns 66 years old today: Happy ruddy Birthday indeed.
The album was produced by Tony Visconti and written by Bowie in New York, according to his label, Columbia. The video for “Where Are We Now?” was directed by Tony Oursler, and reflects on Bowie’s time spent in Berlin in the mid-late 1970s. His last LP, Reality, was released in 2003.
A spokesman for Columbia said: “Throwing shadows and avoiding the industry treadmill is very David Bowie despite his extraordinary track record that includes album sales in excess of 130m, not to mention his massive contributions in the area of art, fashion, style, sexual exploration, and social commentary.”
The Guardian reports that there are no plans for live dates (or interviews, for that matter).