David Bowie – “Atomica,” “The Informer,” “Like A Rocket Man,” & “Born In A UFO”

UPDATE: Four The Next Day Extra bonus songs have leaked. Listen (via NME)…


“The Informer”

“Like A Rocket Man”

“Born In A UFO”


After nearly a decade long silence, David Bowie shocked fans and critics by releasing The Next Day in March. In case the comeback wasn’t a big deal already, Bowie is following up the album with an expanded, 3-disc version called The Next Day Extra, out November 5th. A clip from “Atomica,” one of the new songs on that collection, can be heard in this new “unboxing” video. Bowie hasn’t lost any of his vivacity during his absence, chanting “Let’s get this show on the road … let’s rock til we explode” alongside a steady thumping drum and evocative, addicting guitar riff.

“Atomica” is one of five brand new songs on The Next Day Extra. The extended set contains the original The Next Day album, along with 10 bonus songs and a DVD of music videos for “Where Are We Now?,” “The Stars (Are Out Tonight),” “Valentine’s Day,” and “The Next Day.” Among the 10 bonus tracks, five are new studio tracks, two are remixes (including LCD Soundsystem frontman James Murphy transforming “Love is Lost“), and three are songs from the deluxe version of The Next Day.

Recently, Bowie contributed vocals to Arcade Fire’s Reflektor, where he first met Murphy. Bowie has said very little about The Next Day, besides a list of 42 words about the album, including “vampyric,” “miasma” and “hostage.”

Check out the preview for The Next Day Extra and hear a bit of “Atomica” below.

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