David Bowie may have invented all of your favorite bands, but he’s not done. On January 8, his birthday, the Thin White Duke will release ★ (pronounced “Blackstar”). It will be Bowie’s 25th album.
Last month, Bowie released the album’s first single and title track “Blackstar”, an inventive and unpredictable 10 minutes that conjured warm memories of Low’s “Warszawa”. Today he shares “Lazarus”, a dense, jazzy six-minute single that is only a little less confronting than the one that precedes it.