Saturday, January 19, 2013

David Bowie's Back With First New Song and Album in 10 Years!

The awesome 80s' music fans have heard nothing form "David Bowie" in pushing ten years or so.Well, great news, Bowie fans: The Thin White Duke is back with his first song—and album—in a nearly a decade in honor of his 66th birthday today. The new tune that was released on Bowie's website, "Where Are We Now?," is a slow burner that the music legend worked on with long-time producer Tony Visconti with lyrical nods to the city of Berlin. That's where Bowie lived for three years and conceived what's been dubbed his "Berlin trilogy" of records—Low, Heroes and Lodger.

"Where Are We Now" is accompanied by a haunting video of old black-and-white footage of the German capital circa the 1970s and features Bowie's now-sexagenarian mug projected onto the body of a puppet looking at the stark images of Berlin that flash by.
"The moment you know, you know, you know," he croons.
The somber, poignant ditty reflecting back on another time in his life is an interesting pick on Bowie's part as he re-enters the music scene. That's because after his last album, 2003's Reality, he abruptly stopped touring and making music in 2004 after suffering a heart attack while performing at a festival in Germany.
The rocker retreated from the pop world, spending most of his time being a dad to his young daughter Alexandria, whom he had with his model wife, Iman, as well as painting and collecting art while living in New York. His last musical performance was in November 2006 at New York's Keep a Child Alive benefit.

Well, "Bowie' is back Awesome 80s' fans, again at the age of 66! How awesome is that? Apparently there will be no standard retirement for this musical Icon. The new song is now available for download from iTunes, while the new album, The Next Day, hits stores first in Australia on March 8, the rest of the world save for the U.S. on March 11, and then stateside on March 12. Tommy Macs awesome 80s blog and radio will definitely critique the new album and provide our feedback to you all. Until then we have attached the new video for the single "Where Are We Now" for your enjoyment!   Tommy Mac

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