January 9, 2013 No comments yet
BBC News recently conducted an interview with long time David Bowie producer, Tony Visconti, about Bowie’s upcoming album, The Next Day, planned for release in March. Among promising “quite a rock album”, he’s reassured us all of the obvious: The Next Day will be “innovative and beautiful.” Visconti also spoke in the process of crafting the album:
“We never spent more than two to three weeks at a time recording, then we might take off as much as two months,” he recalled. “Usually we’d work on one or two songs in an afternoon, and whip them into shape so they’d sound like great rock tracks. At that part there won’t be any final vocals, there won’t be lyrics. That’s the way I’ve been working with him since The Man Who Sold the World, he hasn’t really changed in his approach.”
If you’re curious about the album cover (pictured above), you’re not alone. 1977’s Heroes is utilized by designer Jonathan Barnbrook who explained on his blog the concept: “The Heroes cover obscured by the white square is about the spirit of great pop or rock music which is ‘of the moment,’ forgetting or obliterating the past.”
Get the full interview here and watch the video for the first single “Where Are You Now?”
Also, yesterday (January 8th), was Bowie’s birthday. Happy Belated 66th Mr. Jones.