Wednesday, January 16, 2013

NEW SOUNDS

Three artists, who have been silent for a long period of time, have recently resurfaced with some new music:

DAVID BOWIE

(By the way, this will be the actual cover of the album)

The veteran rocker has quietly announced that he is releasing his first album in ten years, "The New Day" which is scheduled to come out in March. According to Tony Visconti, David Bowie's long time producer, they have been secretly working on this project for the last two years and the songs will be a pretty eclectic mix but will most certainly satisfy fans.

The first single, "Where Are We Now?" may be a melancholy ballad but Visconti promises that Bowie rocks out on the rest of this album. The only bad news out of all of this is that Bowie swears he will not tour but Visconti indicates that he might possibly consent to a single show, depending on his mood.

"Where Are We Now?" - David Bowie

DESTINY'S CHILD


With Beyonce being named the half-time act at this year's Super Bowl, I guess it seemed like the perfect time for her former band, Destiny's Child to re-group. "Nuclear" is the new single for the group which will be a part of a compilation album, "Love Songs" that will out on January 29th. The collection will feature some of Destiny Child's classic romantic songs from their previous albums with the new song (produced by Pharrell Williams) perfectly taking us back to the classic sound of their glory days in the 1990's. Rumor has it that the trio will make their first appearance together since 2004 at the game as well.

It seems odd that Miss B would do this now as she has her own forthcoming solo material on the way later this year. You would think it would be unnecessary competition but perhaps it may also be a way to help keep her name out there throughout 2013.




JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE


The biggest surprise is this new song by Justin Timberlake as he had just recently indicated that he was in no hurry to return to music as he wanted to focus on his film career. It has been since 2006 that his last solo venture, "Future Sex/Love Sounds" was released and now it appears he's been secretly working on new material with Timbaland, the producer of that album

The interesting single, "Suit & Tie" is a funky mish-mash of sounds that brings to mind 70's soul and disco but the contribution of Jay Z brings the song up to date. This will most certainly whet the appetite of his music fans before the release of his upcoming album, "The 20/20 Experience" later this year.

"Suit & Tie" - Justin Timberlake featuring Jay Z

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