David Bowie was planning another album, Tony Visconti reveals

The Space Oddity producer says the star was looking forward to getting back in the studio after Blackstar

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David Bowie was planning another album just one week before his death, longtime collaborator Tony Visconti has revealed. 

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The producer, who worked with the star from Space Oddity onwards, told Rolling Stone that he had demoed five new songs during a discussion over FaceTime.

“At that late stage, he was planning the follow-up to Blackstar,” Visconti said. “And I was thrilled…I thought, and he thought, that he’d have a few months, at least. Obviously, if he’s excited about doing his next album, he must’ve thought he had a few more months.” 

Visconti first learned of Bowie’s cancer a year ago during a recording session for what would become the star’s final album. 

“He just came fresh from a chemo session, and he had no eyebrows, and he had no hair on his head, and there was no way he could keep it a secret from the band. But he told me privately, and I really got choked up when we sat face to face talking about it,” the producer said. 

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According to Visconti, Bowie had known his cancer was terminal since last November, but nevertheless was planning a follow-up album at the time of his death. He was 69 years old.