David Bowie will release the new single ‘The Stars (Are Out Tonight)‘ on February 26th after his sudden return to the music fold last month.
A short and to-the-point Facebook post announced the news over the weekend, with the message simply comprising the title and release date. The song is likely to be the second taken from Bowie’s comeback album ‘The Next Day‘ – due for release in March – after ‘Where Are We Now?‘ was issued in January.
“In a curiously emotive style, the song reflects upon the artist’s early career in Germany as the lyrics take us on a musical tour of Bowie’s Berlin, when at the peak of his career in the mid-to-late seventies he lived and played in the city whilst working on three albums,” Live4ever’s review of the track reads.
“Potzdammer Platz – close to Hansa Studios where Bowie recorded ‘Low‘ and ‘Heroes‘ – and the nightclub Dschungel, are places tagged in lyrical musings of days past. Dschungel was Berlin’s answer to Studio 54, replete with female bouncers (who once turned away Sly Stallone) and a regular clientele that included Bowie, Iggy Pop, Lou Reed and later Nick Cave.”