David Bowie has officially released his first statement in regards to his newest album, “The Next Day,” and it’s…interesting. The glam rock icon was asked by novelist Rick Moody for a “sort of work flow diagram” of the album for an essay he was putting together, never expecting Bowie to actually respond. Moody got the surprise of his life when the legend contacted him with a perfectly “Bowie” response:
Moody was thrilled with the contact, gushing that Bowie’s commentary was:
“really excellent, and exactly in the spirit of this album, and the list is far better than I could ever have hoped, and it’s exactly like Bowie, at least in my understanding of him: impulsive, intuitive, haunted, astringent and incredibly ambitious in the matter of the arts. Bowie is a conceptual artist, it seems to me, who just happens to work in the popular song, and he wants to make work that goes somewhere new, and this is amply demonstrated by the list.”
I completely agree, you can’t get much more deep and abstract than this! What do you all think: are Bowie’s words understandable, or are you just as confused as ever?