They will both be released on his 69th birthday

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David Bowie has confirmed that he will release a new single and album on his 69th birthday.

Over the weekend, The Times ran a report on the album.

Subsequently, Bowie has issued a statement clarifying the story.

The statement, which appears on Bowie’s website, says:

“It can now be confirmed that ‘Blackstar’ is the forthcoming single and album from David Bowie.

“Contrary to inaccurate reporting on the sound and content of the album, only the following can be confirmed:

“The single will be released on November 20th and is not part of David’s theatre piece ‘Lazarus’.

The album will be released on David’s birthday, January 8th 2016.”

Bowie shared a 45-second snippet of the album’s title track earlier this month, which will appear on opening sequence of the upcoming television series The Last Panthers.

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