David Bowie's "The Stars (Are Out Tonight)" will be released on February 26

David Bowie Announces Second Single ‘The Stars (Are Out Tonight)’

David Bowie has unveiled artwork and a date for his second single, “The Stars (Are Out Tonight),” ahead of the release of his new album, The Next Day.

“The Stars (Are Out Tonight)” follows last month’s surprise unveiling of the lush, slow-tempo “Where Are We Now” on January 8, his 66th birthday.

News of “The Stars (Are Out Tonight)” appeared on Bowie’s official Facebook page along with a February 26 drop date and startling artwork.

The cover features the song’s title and Bowie’s name written under a black-and-white photo of a mutilated, metallic sculpture, notes The Hollywood Reporter.

Signs of a deeply reflective approach to what is Bowie’s first music project in a decade are evident in “Where Are We Now’s” conceptual video directed by Tony Oursler.

Likewise, the new album’s cover, which was designed by Brit graphic designer and filmmaker Jonathan Barnbrook, homages Bowie’s iconic album Heroes. On the front, the word Heroes is crossed out and replaced with a white box concealing Bowie’s face.

After years of relative silence, a veritable embarrassment of riches from Bowie is on its way.

NME reports that a new feature length film on the Thin White Duke’s life and career will be broadcast on UK television in May, with every likelihood that it will make its way over here in due time.

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