David Bowie on the move after 10 years of silence – listen to the new track here
“Where Are We Now?” is David Bowie’s return to the music business and was produced by Tony Visconti and written by Bowie. The single is taken off his upcoming “The Next Day” album and is only available from iTunes (direct link) as part of the new 17-track album (when you buy the new album you can already download the track). It’s been over 10 years since we got a new album from Bowie. Together with the new track, Bowie also released a brand new video . The music video was directed by Tony Oursler and features footage from Bowie’s time in Berlin.
The track – a gently affecting work of understated melancholy, framed by resonant piano-and-guitar treatments – and its parent album were both produced by longtime Bowie collaborator Tony Visconti. Where Are We Now? is accompanied by a haunting video directed by Tony Oursler and recalls the singer’s mid-to-late ’70s Berlin period. Bowie is seen in the clip looking in on footage of the auto repair shop beneath the apartment he lived in at the time.
The release of Where Are We Now? and The Next Day was announced on the singer’s website in a statement which reads: “Throwing shadows and avoiding the industry treadmill is very David Bowie despite his extraordinary track record that includes album sales in excess of 130 million not to mention his massive contributions in the area of art, fashion, style, sexual exploration and social commentary. It goes without saying that he has sold out stadiums and broken ticket records throughout the world during this most influential of careers.
“In recent years radio silence has been broken only by endless speculation, rumor and wishful thinking… a new record… who would have ever thought it, who’d have ever dreamed it! After all David is the kind of artist who writes and performs what he wants when he wants…when he has something to say as opposed to something to sell. Today he definitely has something to say.”
No news yet as to whether Bowie will tour in support of The Next Day. For more information, including the album’s tracklisting, visit the official David Bowie website.