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Bowie to release ‘bonkers’ new album, ‘Blackstar’: report

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS

Saturday, October 24, 2015, 5:33 PM

David Bowie will reportedly release a new album, titled "Blackstar," on his 69th birthday.Jo Hale/Getty Images

Well into his “Golden Years,” David Bowie refuses to quit.

The eccentric English glam rocker will reportedly release a “completely bonkers” new seven-track album called “Blackstar” on Jan. 8, his 69th birthday. Its 10-minute-long title track includes “Gregorian chants, a soul section (and) various electronic beats and bleeps,” according to the Times of London.

The lengthy, ghostly tune, a snippet of which serves as the opening theme for upcoming British crime drama “The Last Panthers,” won’t even be available as a radio edit. Bowie will release it as a single Nov. 9.

The track will also be featured in Bowie’s upcoming Off-Broadway musical, “Lazarus,” inspired by the 1963 sci-fi novel “The Man Who Fell to Earth” and its 1976 screen adaptation starring Bowie.

The “Space Oddity” singer’s fans can expect “long, jazzy jams mixed with the kind of driving beat pioneered by ’70s German bands Can and Kraftwerk” on his upcoming 25th album, writes the Times.

Further details are scarce — apparently only a handful of people have even heard the album — but the paper reports that Bowie recorded it with local jazz artists at the Magic Shop studio in SoHo, where he created his last album in secret. The new album’s cover will reportedly show a blond, youthful-looking Bowie.

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A rep for the singer has not yet returned the Daily News’ request for comment.

“Blackstar” follows Bowie’s 2013 album, “The Next Day,” his first in 10 years.

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