MusicJanuary 17, 2013 at 6:00 am

David Bowie — “Where Are We Now?”

Bowie is back, bros. With a style and finesse that seem to transcend time and age, David Bowie just released the first single from his first album in ten years, “The Next Day.” Bowie builds a beautiful crescendo throughout the track as he opens on a relatively mellow, lounge–like note before transitioning to a militant beat towards the close. Lyrically, Bowie evokes some of his best work, deftly weaving English and German together, though he falls prey to the latter’s garbled nature. Despite lyrical depth, keep a look out for all the possible Bowie translations, especially when it comes to Crossburs and Books, eh?

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By Niel McDowell on January 17, 2013 at 6:00 am

German is only “garbled” if you don’t understand it. Those who actually speak it generally find it very clear & precise.

By Frans Schuman on January 17, 2013 at 6:00 am

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

The song is easier to play than it is to sing:

By Alastair Smith on January 17, 2013 at 6:00 am

I find David Bowies music on the whole depressing and his vocals to be a bit uncomfortable to listen to never rating him a very good singer or artist. Where are we now depicts exactly that where are the artists like himself are now who were once seen as radical and now seen as a thing of the past and that is exactly it as this new track by Bowie is just proving that Bowie is just not good enough to compete in todays music market and belongs in the past with no more to offer with nothing interesting left and should gracefully retire and admit his career is over.

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