David Bowie Releases Second Single from ‘The Next Day’
David Bowie’s first album in a decade, The Next Day, is scheduled for a March 12 release in the U.S. As a preview of sounds to come, first single “Where Are We Now” came out earlier this year, and now revealed through the singer’s Facebook page is second offering “The Stars (Are Out Tonight).”
Although an actual track, or even a clip, hasn’t been released, Bowie’s Facebook page put out the album cover and release date. The single hits stores on February 26.
Cover art and videos reflect a more prominent artistic direction than in the past, signaling another image change for the prolific singer. British graphic designer and filmmaker Jonathan Barnbrook shows this with the album’s cover art, which references Bowie quintessential release Heroes. He explained: "Obscuring Bowie’s image is also reference to his identity, not only in the past when he changed endlessly but that he has been absent from the music scene for the past ten years,"
Bowie worked with long-time producer Tony Visconti on The Next Day, with work roughly starting two years ago. In an interview with Rolling Stone, Visconti explains the singer had not even discussed a new album until that point. From there, the two worked in two-week increments over the course of 18 months, with Bowie taking time to write songs between sessions.
Although no preview of “The Stars (Are Out Tonight)” is yet available, you can watch and hear Bowie’s latest track, “Where Are We Now,” here: