October 26, 2015


David Bowie's 'Blackstar' Album Due in January

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Bryan Bedder/Getty Images

UPDATE: David Bowie has officially confirmed that Blackstar is arriving in January.

David Bowie's next studio album could be right around the corner, as the music legend is reportedly releasing Blackstar, a new full-length that probably won't reference the Mos Def and Talib Kweli hip-hop group, next January.

According to the U.K.'s The Times (via Variety), Bowie will release Blackstar on Jan. 8, 2016, which doubles as his 69th birthday. The album would quickly follow 2013's The Next Day, which ended a 10-year album drought for Bowie.

The lead single, also titled "Blackstar," is reportedly due out on Nov. 19. Bowie worked on the song as the theme for the upcoming U.K. series The Last Panthers.

The Times reports says that Blackstar will include “Gregorian chants, a soul section, various electronic beats and bleeps and Bowie’s distinctive vocals.” Sounds wacky! Hopefully we'll get a tour out of this album, an act which Bowie declined for The Next Day.