As was first reported yesterday by the London Times, David Bowie will have a new album, Blackstar, out on his 69th birthday, January 8.
Blackstar is Bowie's 27th studio album but there may be some question as to the content of the set which was originally reported as seven songs spread over 45 minutes and recorded with a group of jazz musicians. While Bowie is not saying what was incorrect in that information, he did post on his official website:
It can now be confirmed that ‘Blackstar’ is the forthcoming single and album from David Bowie.More to come, when it is officially announced.
Contrary to inaccurate reporting on the sound and content of the album, only the following can be confirmed:
The single will be released on November 20th and is not part of David’s theatre piece ‘Lazarus’.
The album will be released on David’s birthday, January 8th 2016.