Cultural Capital 8 January 2013 David Bowie releases first single in 10 years – listen to it here Bowie's back! Sign UpGet the New Statesman's Morning Call email. Sign-up Bowie's back! Today's the veteran singer's birthday, and he's got us all a new single to celebrate: Released at the stroke of midnight, Where Are We Now is the first cut from a whole album, The Next Day announced at the same time and due for release on 11 March this year. The news came as a big surprise to Bowie fans, coming as it did off the back of a ten-year silence from the singer. His last album, Reality, was released in September 2003, and the near-total lack of comment from him since then led to worrying rumours about the musician's health. The fact that he is apparently healthy enough to have recorded a 17-track album should hopefully prove those rumours false. The initial announcement came from Bowie's son, the director Duncan Jones, who tweeted on the stroke of midnight: That's pretty freaky, Bowie. › Seeing red: the power of female anger Bowie in 1987. Photograph: Getty Images Alex Hern is a technology reporter for the Guardian. He was formerly staff writer at the New Statesman. You should follow Alex on Twitter. Subscribe For the latest TV, art, films and book reviews subscribe for just £1 per month!