David Bowie is already at work on a new album - at least, if we are to believe Noel Gallagher.
David Bowie's return will surely rank as one of the year's defining news stories. Emerging almost from nowhere, 'The Next Day' was released to near unanimous acclaim from both fans and critics.
Speculation is still mounting over the singer's next step, with continual rumours of a potential tour. However if Noel Gallagher is to be believed then Bowie has the small matter of a second new LP to get out of the way first.
Speaking on Absolute Radio, the guitarist referenced as yet un-named sources: “according to people I’ve spoken to, there’s another album in the pipeline. There was, like, 29 songs or something (from 'The Next Day' sessions).”
However even Noel Gallagher admits that this might not be true? “I don’t know what’s next for Bowie. He could disappear for another ten years or there could be another album. He might do the greatest tour of all time or he might never gig again. Who knows?”
Who knows indeed? Statements to be taken with rather more than a pinch of salt, for sure, but at least this emphasises that Noel Gallagher remains, for better of worse, a music fan.
In other David Bowie news, the singer has been installed as an early favourite to win this year's Barclaycard Mercury Music Prize. Beginning at 12/1 on Paddy Power, the odds on 'The Next Day' scooping the trophy have tumbled to 7/2 ahead of Foals and Laura Marling's (as yet unreleased) new album.
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