David Bowie has shared about half of a new song, "Atomica," in a video showing the contents of his forthcoming release, The Next Day Extra. The mid-tempo, guitar-driven rocker opens with the words, "I'm just a rock star, stabbin' away," and finds Bowie singing, "Let's get this show on the road," in the chorus. It's one of five new songs that will appear on The Next Day Extra, an expanded, three-disc version of his 2013 album The Next Day, that will come out on November 5th.
In addition to the original version of the album, the expanded release will include 10 bonus songs – five new studio tracks, two remixes (including a 10-minute reworking of "Love Is Lost" by former LCD Soundsystem frontman James Murphy) and the three songs previously available on the original deluxe version of the album. It also contains a DVD with the music videos for "Where Are We Now?" "The Stars (Are Out Tonight)," "The Next Day" and "Valentine's Day." Finally, it includes exclusive photos and art. A digital release, titled The Next Day Extra EP, containing the bonus tracks will be available on the same day as the CD version.
Bowie hasn't said whether the new tracks were part of the original sessions for The Next Day or if they're newly recorded. The singer surprised fans in January when he announced that he'd been working in secret for two years on The Next Day. Moreover, rather than doing traditional interviews, Bowie's only statement about the record was a "word flow diagram" containing 42 words that, to him, describe the album. He's also kept quiet about whether he will tour in support of the album, though his guitarist told Rolling Stone in February that the odds of a tour were 50-50.
In the meantime, Bowie contributed vocals to Arcade Fire's recently released album, Reflektor. Finally, between today and November 12th, Bowie will have a dedicated station on SiriusXM that will premiere the five songs on The Next Day Extra.
The Next Day Extra bonus disc track list:
"Love Is Lost ('Hello Steve Reich Mix,' by James Murphy for the DFA)"
"I'd Rather Be High (Venetian Mix)"
"Like a Rocket Man"
"Born in a UFO"
"I'll Take You There"
"God Bless the Girl"