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David Bowie has released a single!

In a stroke of media brilliance David Bowie has returned on his 66th birthday with a great brooding single in which he sings about his life and with which he managed to swerve the whole of the news media.

In these times where everybody knows everything about everything else (or thinks they do) and Twitter has the news before it’s news Bowie has done a Stone Roses by suddenly reappearing into the middle of the music debate with a single that is better than anything else he has done for years.

Working in New York with Tony Visconti, who was repsonsable for his great work in his seventies, the single sings about his time in Berlin and other key moments in his life in a track that is reminscent of his ‘Low’ period. the song is brooding and dark and has a certain world weariness to it as it builds to its climax.

Bowie’s new 17 track album, The Next Step, is due in March.

The glam-rock legend has released the recording as a download. It will be followed by a new album, ‘The Next Day’ in March.

Bowie has not performed live since 2006 and has rarely been seen in public since then.
The new track was recorded in New York and produced by the singer’s long-time collaborator Tony Visconti.

The single’s appearance online was “a genuine surprise”, said John Wilson, presenter of BBC Radio 4’s Front Row.

“He’s a proper artist. He doesn’t release records because it’s time for another record. He releases records when there’s something for him to say.”

Where Are We Now? is a simple, unfussy ballad – Bowie singing mournfully over a piano motif that slowly builds to an understated crescendo.

The song includes several references to the city of Berlin, where Bowie and Visconti produced a critically-acclaimed trilogy of albums – Low, Heroes and Lodgers – in the 1970s.

 

written by john robb for louderthanwar.com image from telegraph.co.uk

Suede release new song 'Barriers' as free download

Photo: Andy Willsher/NME

Suede have given fans new song ‘Barriers’ as a free download today (Jan 7). The track is the first to be heard from the band’s brand new studio album, which will be titled ‘Bloodsports’.

‘Bloodsports’ will be Suede’s sixth studio album and their first since 2002. ‘Barriers’ is the first song to be lifted from the album, due out in March, and is available from their official website now. An official single, titled ‘It Starts And Ends With You‘, is due for release in February.

Speaking about the new Suede material, frontman Brett Anderson told NME: “After a year of sweating and bleeding over the record it’s finally finished so we wanted to get some music out there as soon as we could. ‘Barriers’ isn’t the first single but we are proud enough of it to just chuck it out there and thought that its pulsing, romantic swell somehow summed up the feel of the album quite nicely. The album is called ‘Bloodsports’. It’s about lust, it’s about the chase, it’s about the endless carnal game of love. It was possibly the hardest we ever made but certainly is the most satisfying. It’s ten furious songs have reclaimed for me what Suede was always about: drama, melody and noise.”

Suede will also perform a huge London show at Alexandra Palace to coincide with the release of ‘Bloodsports’ in March. The band will headline the venue on Saturday, March 30. Tickets are available now.

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— articles and images taken from nme.com

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