David Bowie looks set to break all kinds of records with his first album in ten years, with The Next Day hitting the iTunes No.1 spot two months ahead of its release.
The pop legend is already on course to grab his first No.1 single since 1983 as his 'Where Are We Now?' ballad reached the top of the iTunes chart within hours of its release.
Bowie's return was a shock to many who had given up on ever seeing the icon back in action. The lead single has recieved critical acclaim and sparked rumours of world tours, guest appearances and a Glastonbury headline spot.
However, Bowie's long-term producer, Tony Viconti has revealed that the album is nothing like the hugely popular first single, 'Where Are We Now?'
The album cover for David Bowie's The Next Day
Viconti told BBC News: "It's maybe the only track on the album that goes this much inward for him. I thought to myself: 'Why is David coming out with this very slow, albeit beautiful, ballad? ... He should come out with a bang.'
"But [David] is a master of his own life. I think this was a very smart move, linking the past with the future, and I think the next thing you hear from him is going to be quite different."
The Next Day is not due for release until March, but can be pre-ordered via iTunes now.
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