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More Details On Bowie's New Album
Christian Eede , November 24th, 2015 17:23

Bowie album was originally set to include James Murphy on co-production duties and Bowie and producer Tony Visconti listened to a lot of Kendrick Lamar while working on the album

More details have emerged about the forthcoming album from David Bowie in the form of a new Rolling Stone feature.

James Murphy has contributed percussion on two tracks on the album and was originally lined up for co-production duties on the album alongside longtime collaborator Tony Visconti. “He had his own projects to go off to,” Visconti told Rolling Stone. Mark Guiliana, who plays drums on Blackstar, added: “His role was never really defined. He brought in some synths and some percussion and had a ton of ideas.” Murphy previously remixed Bowie’s 2013 track ‘Love Is Lost’.

Visconti also says that they listened to a lot of Kendrick Lamar while working on the album, but says: “We wound up with nothing like that. The goal, in many many ways, was to avoid rock & roll.” The title track from the album, which you can check out below, was also originally due to be 11 minutes long but was shortened to suit iTunes’ 10-minute limit on singles.

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