Last year David Bowie shocked the world with the release of a new single (“Where Are We Now?”)/album (The Next Day) after years of silence and relative inactivity. Well, it didn’t take long for Bowie to return with another new single/album did it? The single is “Sue (Or In a Season of Crime) which was given its world premiere on BBC Radio Six by DJ Guy Garvey, a couple of days ago. Of course, the song is all over the internet now – check it out below.
Produced by Tony Visconti and backed by the Maria Schneider Orchestra, the track is a departure from anything heard on The Next Day and is a 7-minute long arty jazz-fusion piece with little consideration for accessibility whatsoever. Typical Bowie then, eh? Technically, the new album – Nothing Has Changed – isn’t new but is a compilation of greatest hits (yet again) and previously unreleased tracks like “Let Me Sleep Beside You” (from the abandoned Toy album sessions) and the 2001 recording of the 1971 outtake “Shadow Man”. Call it a re-introduction of David Bowie to a brand new audience.
“Sue (Or In a Season of Crime)” will be released on November 17.