David Bowieis celebrating his 66th birthday today by releasing his first new music in nearly a decade.
Just after midnight, a message was posted on his Facebook account alerting fans to visit his official website with the words, "Think we're in for a big surprise...This is really turning out to be quite some birthday!" above a big question mark.
Once fans click through to Bowie's site, they learned his new single "Where Are We Now?," produced by long-time collaboratorTony Visconti, is now available via iTunes and a video for the track has been posted on the site via Vimeo.
And,The Next Day, Bowie's first studio album since 2003'sReality, will be released March 12th in the U.S. The album, Bowie's 30th studio effort, can be pre-ordered now via iTunes in a standard edition and a deluxe version featuring three bonus tracks.
Bowie has been a virtual recluse since suffering a heart attack in 2004, but he does appear in the new video -- or at least his head does.
The Next Daytracklisting:
1. The Next Day 2. Dirty Boys 3. The Stars (Are Out Tonight) 4. Love Is Lost 5. Where Are We Now? 6. Valentine's Day 7. If You Can See Me 8. I'd Rather Be High 9. Boss Of Me 10. Dancing Out In Space 11. How Does The Grass Grow 12. (You Will) Set The World On Fire 13. You Feel So Lonely You Could Die 14. Heat
Bonus tracks: 15. So She 16. I'll Take You There 17. Plan