While it’s customary for those celebrating a birthday to receive gifts, today, on the occasion of his 66th birthday, David Bowie bestowed upon his many fans a gift of his own: his first original track in 10 years, a video and news that he’ll be releasing a new full-length album, The Next Day, in March.
The new song, "Where are We Now?" is melancholy and self-reflective and will no doubt cause fans of the Thin White Duke to jitter with excitement. Pre-orders of the upcoming album are already reaching top-10 lists on iTunes sites around the world. The accompanying video is, well, interesting (so is the album’s cover--a purposeful repurposing of the artwork for Heroes. Read about it here). While it might not be everyone’s cup of tea, it’s worth checking out. Watch it here.