David Bowie’s latest album, The Next Day, is available for free on iTunes two weeks ahead of its release date. It’s streaming only but you can pre-order it for $13.99. This is Bowie’s first album in 10 years.
The album cover is his “Heroes” album cover but with “Heroes” crossed out and a big white box with the title covering his face. This is the kind of crappy photoshop that I do and I think it’s brilliant. Like, eff it, no one buys real albums anymore anyway, it’s all digital, don’t bother to shoot a cover, let’s spend as little time as possible. I can picture Bowie doing this himself on Paintbrush on his Mac. Not even on Photoshop. Because he’s tired and Iman keeps saying, “David, come to bed” and Photoshop keeps crashing because he hasn’t cleared space on his computer in a long time because he’s David Effing Bowie.
The Next Day comes out on March 12th. You can check it out here.