Considering David Bowie just announced a career-spanning compilation that includes one new song — a stopgap release to feed the many fans who welcomed his return last year — we had pretty much given up on the likelihood of a proper LP in the near future, rumor mill be damned. Well it now appears that Bowie may indeed be releasing his follow-up to The Next Day sooner rather than later.
“There’s gonna be another album, definitely … soon,” producer Tony Visconti told CNN this week. And he should know; aside from being Ziggy’s longtime friend and collaborator, Visconti helped Bowie cut that comp track, the nearly 8-minute “Sue (Or in a Season of Crime).”
As for whether this mean Bowie is finally ready to tour again, Visconti added, “I don’t think he’s gonna busk in the Tube … on the Underground. As far as a concert is concerned I have no idea. He clearly didn’t promote The Next Day with a concert and whether he does for the next one I don’t know and I couldn’t predict that — it’s up to him. It’s whatever takes his fancy.”
Check out CNN’s full Visconti segment here. Nothing Has Changed is due out November 18 through Columbia/Legacy.