Since David Bowie surprised us all with the announcement of his new album, The Next Day, his first album after a decade of laying low. However, we still know precious little about it aside from its first single, “Where Are We Now?” Bowie himself has remained rather quiet about the album, refusing to do interviews himself and relying on the various people involved with the album to speak about it. Producer Tony Visconti has been active on Bowie’s behalf, and now session guitarist Earl Slick shed a bit of light on the recording sessions for the album in an interview with Rolling Stone.
Slick, who played with Bowie on Reality and Heathen (as well as Young Americans and Station To Station) said that the sessions were brief for him: “I was only there for a week,” he said. Slick also echoed Visconti’s assertion that “Where Are We Now?” isn’t especially indicative of how the rest of the album sounds; he described two songs he worked on as kind of “Stones-y.” As to how the album sounds in comparison to the rest of his work, Slick said, “I don’t know if that man has ever done a record that sounded like the last record he did.” Sounds about right.
Read the entire interview with Earl Slick here. The Next Day comes out in March.