What’s next for David Bowie?

nothing has changed

Not actual artwork.

Recently, it was announced that the legendary musician David Bowie will be releasing a new greatest hits album that will contain some of the greatest and most well-known songs from his 50-year career, but it will also feature some unreleased material, plus one new song specifically recorded for the album.

This new album, which is being called “Nothing Has Changed”, will be released on November 17th, alongside a new single called “Sue (Or in a Season of Crime)”. The new single also comes with a specifically recorded B-side track, “Tis a Pity She’s a Whore” (which sounds as though it’s continuing from the A-side track). In my opinion, all of this says that David Bowie is still at the top of his game, and that he has bigger plans after his previous album.

Of course, being a big fan of his music, this may seem a little biased, but I just can’t help but get my hopes up, especially after the triumph that was The Next Day. Because of this, I can’t help but wonder what David Bowie has in store for the future?

In July, during a charity event celebrating his music, David Bowie hinted that he plans on releasing new music “soon”. The fact that he plans to release a new single, complete with a new compilation album to go with, might pave the way for speculation as to whether or not David Bowie is interested in making another studio album.

Personally, I think that Bowie might be making another studio album. After all, The Next Day was a fantastic album, and it was so successful and so acclaimed that it practically deserves a follow-up. Not only that, but I’m also interested in the kind of style that he’ll pursue in the next album.

While there isn’t much that has been confirmed about the new album, the new single, or any plans for a new album, I still have high hopes for this new album, and that his next studio album will be just as good as the last one.

UPDATE (11/01/2016): Eventually, Bowie would record and release the album Blackstar on his 69th birthday. This would turn out to be final release, as he died two days later, following an 18-month battle with liver cancer.

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2 thoughts on “What’s next for David Bowie?

    • I heard the news this morning. Sadly the post I wrote was written little over a year ago, and I had no idea that Bowie was as close to his own death as he was during the recording of what turned out to be his final album (the brilliant Blackstar). I was quite shocked by the news, especially since in a November article for Rolling Stone, Tony Visconti reported that Bowie was in “fine health”, even though all along he was battling liver cancer. I feel that his final years were just as much an inspiration as his career, because even with his illness he kept on going right to the end.

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