The Return of David Bowie Where Are We Now?

Celebrating the return of David Bowie with his new single “Where Are We Now?” Taking the world by surprise, David Bowie’s latest release on 8 March also celebrates his 66th birthday.  Produced by long term collaborator Tony Visconti, ‘Where Are We Now?’ was written by Bowie, and recorded in New York.

Essential viewing: David Bowie Where Are We Now?

Essential Facts:

New David Bowie Album – The Next Day

First new album in ten years and David’s 30th studio recording.

Album Release Dates:

Australia – 8 March 2013

Rest of the World excluding USA – 11 March 2013

USA – 12 March 2013

David Bowie – Where Are We Now? – Promotional Film Facts

  • Director Tony Oursler.  It’s not the first time Oursler has supplied a little weirdness to a Bowie video. One of David’s strangest promo films is the beautiful ‘Little Wonder’ where Oursler’s trademark projections lend a surreal air to proceedings. We can’t explain everything you see in the ‘Where Are We Now?’ promo, but we do have a few interesting facts regarding it.
  • The most common misconception, or widely held theory, is that the woman accompanying David is Icelandic singer, Björk. It’s not. It is in fact Oursler’s wife, painter Jacqueline Humphries.
  • The room in the film which is jam packed with all kinds of weird and wonderful objects is actually the interior of Ousler’s downtown New York studio.
  • The dog seen wandering into view in the studio is Muffin, who belongs to Coco, David’s assistant and long time friend. Muffin is also sister to Max, Lexi Jones’s dog.
  • The video was shot over two mornings.

David Bowie – Where Are We Now? – The Words

“The moment you know, you know, you know“

You may notice slight differences to the words that appear on the video, but the version below is now the correct one.

Had to get the train

From Potsdamer Platz

You never knew that

That I could do that

Just walking the dead

 

Sitting in the Dschungel

On Nürnberger Strasse

A man lost in time

Near KaDeWe

Just walking the dead

 

Where are we now, where are we now?

The moment you know, you know, you know

 

Twenty thousand people

Cross Bösebrücke

Fingers are crossed

Just in case

Walking the dead

 

Where are we now, where are we now?

The moment you know, you know, you know

 

As long as there’s sun

As long as there’s sun

As long as there’s rain

As long as there’s rain

As long as there’s fire

As long as there’s fire

As long as there’s me

As long as there’s you