So David Bowie, is finally releasing his most anticipated album, “The Next Day” after a 10 year long wait for his return. David, agreed to let Itunes stream the new album for FREE. I gave the album a listen in Itunes today. When you take a long break from music, some people mistakenly believe musicians lose it with their musicianship and songwriting talent. Well, after giving this album a listen, David haven’t lost it at all. The man still has IT!
While David released his first single, “Where Are They Now”, fans worried that the album will be full of slow ballads. Turns out that most of the album is pretty rockin’! The album is full of guitar playing all the way through. There are only like two or three slow songs, but the slow songs are still really good. David’s guitar player, Earl Slick, has been playing guitars on David’s albums for years now. This album has Earl’s best playing, yet. This album also has David’s best singing. After listening to this album, I immediately thought that this album is a celebration of his music over the years in his career. The album has something for everyone on it. You want a tight rock n’ roll song that he had in the 70’s. You will hear a lot of that. You want to hear David’s dance & pop stuff (like he did with songs such as “Lets Dance”, “Golden Years”, etc.), there’s some of that on there as well. David still has that energy and intensity in his songs. It has an old school Bowie feeling.
After the long 10 year wait, David probably thought to himself… “My fans have waited too long, I better give them a rock album, something they’ve always wanted to hear”. This album is clearly for the fans who missed him during those 10 years. This album is David clearly saying to everyone, “I’m back and better than ever”.
I thought the album was absolutely amazing and incredible. It gave me goosebumps throughout. When I get my own copy of the album, I’m gonna be listening to it a lot. Welcome back, David, and please, don’t make us wait so long for your next record!