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David Bowie Casually Mentions New Album in the Works

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When the dude who makes your iced soy mocha mentions his band’s new album, you’re probably too busy playing Flappy Bird to care. But eyebrows certainly go up when unofficial astronaut David Bowie mentions as an aside that he’s working on a new album. You may have even seen the announcement on Facebook while dude was grinding the beans for your coffee.

Bowie posted congratulations on his Facebook page to Columbia U.S. president Rob Stringer. Stringer, a man of many talents, recently won the prestigious Strat Award during the music industry award ceremony that someone lazily named ‘Music Week.’

Stringer’s many talents include managing a giant music label, performing in a band with Daft Punk, choreographing dance scenes for ‘Glee’ and playing percussion. We know all of these things because Bowie mentioned them in his post. He also implied that he’s working on a new album. He was clearly joking about some of these things, but what about that new album?

“When he asked me if I minded if he took a few Saturdays off from his duties as percussionist on my new album this year in order to catch the Luton Town football club fixtures, how could I refuse?” Bowie wrote. “It’s the least I could offer to the man who with his own hands pulled my album to No. 1 throughout the world.”

Last year, Bowie surprised an unsuspecting public with ‘The Next Day,’ a new album that apparently no one else knew about until Bowie mentioned it. It was, as one would expect, pretty damn good. So we wouldn’t be surprised if Bowie is indeed working on a new record, since he’s back in the swing of things now. But it’s always hard to tell with him.

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