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David Bowie Announces New Single, Album

2905-bowieplayToday is David Bowie’s birthday, and the Thin White Duke is rebuking tradition a bit and giving us a gift: a new single and news of an upcoming album!

The Next Day, which Bowie announced this morning via his website, will be his 30th record, and longtime producer Tony Visconti (Low, “Heroes”, Heathen) took the helm for this one. The album is slated for release in March 12th in the United States, and iTunes is already taking pre-orders. A single from the album “Where Are We Now?” is already available for download at the music retailer.

Bowie also premiered the Tony Oursler-directed video for “Where Are We Now?” on his website today. Continuing with Visconti’s connection with Bowie’s critically lauded Berlin trilogy, the song makes reference to several landmarks in the German capitol, and the video shows photos of the city, including the building where Bowie lived during the recording of “Heroes.” As is expected with someone like David Bowie, the video is an interesting and somewhat befuddling watch on its own.

Watch the video for “Where Are We Now?” below:

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