Jan 10, 2013

Where is David Bowie now? Surprise new Berlin single reviewed

David Bowie's re-emergence is sneaky, surprising and very exciting, as the artist has been very quiet since his worldwide tour a decade ago. Angela Meyer reviews his new album The Next Day.

David Bowie surprised fans — and even his own colleagues — this week by releasing a new single and announcing his first album in almost ten years, to be titled The Next Day.

The song Where Are We Now? is lyrically simple, poetic and builds to a warm, humble climax. Its mood is reminiscent of Slip Away on Bowie’s 2002 album Heathen, and of the similarly introspective and retrospective Thursday’s Child, from 1999’s Hours. He is again collaborating with Tony Visconti, who has helped bring forth some of Bowie’s most striking albums including the “Berlin trilogy”, plus Scary Monsters, and in the 2000s, Heathen and Reality.

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One thought on “Where is David Bowie now? Surprise new Berlin single reviewed

  1. frans schuman

    “Where Are We Now” is cryptic. Is he literally showing us the bottle is empty?

    Check out my interpretation here:

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