The legendary David Bowie passed away on 10th January 2016, mourned by music lovers worldwide. On what would have been his 70th birthday (i.e. 8th January), the No Plan EP was released.
New music from Bowie, released posthumously? Well, in a fashion. Naturally, the music was recorded before Bowie’s demise and basically featured his recordings of songs used in the Lazarus musical (featuring Henry Newton – Bowie’s alien character from The Man Who Fell to Earth), including “Lazarus”, also found on Bowie’s final album, Blackstar.
Whilst certainly not in the same class as Blackstar and The Next Day, No Plan at least provides diehard fans with ‘new’ music to continue to memorialise Bowie with.
The ‘new’ songs viz. “No Plan”, “Killing A Little Time” and “When I Met You” sound basically like outtakes from the Blackstar sessions and thus have the same experimental jazz vibe about them.
Worthy additions to the Bowie canon all, no doubt, but disparate tracks are what they are – nothing more, nothing less.
RIP, David Bowie.
… still there’s more …