David Bowie Releases Whorish New Single
As David Bowie prepares to release a new career retrospective package, Nothing Has Changed (due November 18), we’ve been given “Tis a Pity She Was a Whore,” a brand new demo track that’ll appear as the B-side of the limited edition 10” single of “Sue (Or in a Season of Crime).”
“Tis a Pity She Was a Whore” was written, performed and recorded in Bowie’s home studio. The vinyl single can be purchased on Record Store Day Black Friday on November 28.
“The song acknowledges the shocking rawness of the First World War and the title is a play on Tis Pity She’s A Whore, a John Ford Restoration play first performed in 1629 at the Cockpit Theatre in London,” reads a statement on the official David Bowie Facebook page.
As for his impression of the track, Bowie says: “If Vorticists wrote rock music it might have sounded like this.”
The song premiered this morning on BBC Radio 6 this morning and someone was kind enough to place it on YouTube:
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