David Bowie confirms ‘Blackstar’ rumors

The album will be released on the singer’s birthday in January 2016

David Bowie has confirmed what the The Times reported late last week: An album called Blackstar to be released in January 2016.

“It can now be confirmed that ‘Blackstar’ is the forthcoming single and album from David Bowie,” the singer’s website states. “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 theater piece ‘Lazarus’. The album will be released on David’s birthday, January 8th 2016.”

The Times initially reported that the album would feature seven songs clocking in at 45 minutes and was recorded with a group of jazz musicians at New York’s Magic Shop. This information is presumed to the “inaccurate reporting of sound and content” Bowie has denied. However, no further details have been released at this time.

In 2013, Bowie released his latest album, The Next Day, his first new album in ten years.

Author: Buddy Iahn

Buddy Iahn founded The Music Universe when he decided to juxtapose his love of web design and music. As a lifelong drummer, he decided to take a hiatus from playing music to report it. The website began as a fun project in 2013 to one of the top independent news sites.