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David Bowie album very different to single, guitarist says

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David Bowie's guitarist Earl Slick has opened up about the sounds on the singer's new album.

Bowie will release The Next Day on March 11 in the UK and March 12 in the US, preceded by lead single 'Where Are We Now?'.

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"I know a lot of the stuff I played on was very different than the single. I don't know if that man has ever done a record in his life that sounded like the last record he did," Slick told Rolling Stone.

"It's unmistakably David Bowie, but as usual, it's unlike. Obviously, there's flavours from everything. You might think, 'Oh, that sounds like Station to Station' and, 'That one sounds a little like Low'.

"But there's no overall sound other than I can tell you it's just another David Bowie album that sounds different than the last one.

David Bowie

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"Two of the songs sounded a little [Rolling] Stones-y in the same way the title track from Diamond Dogs had a very Stones-y sound, especially when we played it live.

"For the rest of the album, it's a touch of Bowie across the board. There's some rockers on there. There was one with a mid-tempo, almost an R&B feel. I can't even describe it, but it was really cool. It was almost the same tempo as 'Wild Is the Wind'."

Slick added that he "wouldn't be surprised" if Bowie did or didn't tour, explaining that there are no firm plans as of yet.

Watch the David Bowie 'Where Are We Now?' music video below:

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