“Me, I'm fresh on your pages”
The headline and the beautiful new look front cover pictured here pretty much tell you all you need to know about the forthcoming issue of NME.
Under the headline: “David Bowie He’s back…again! ” the feature includes the following...
Personal portraits of The Man Who Owned The Year, by: James Murphy, Faris Badwan, Trent Reznor, St Vincent, Black Francis and Irvine Welsh.
Not to mention an exclusive in-depth analysis of every new tune and Tony Visconti’s guide to The Next Day Extra.
The stunning Bowie shot is another NME exclusive taken by Jimmy King. Hat’s off to him for so many great portraits of DB this year.
The changes to the weekly magazine begin with the cover's new look and heavyweight paper – plus a new, more compact page size. Inside, familiar sections have been improved and expanded, and new features have been added throughout.
Here’s a bit from NME editor Mike Williams...
You could call the changes to NME a redesign, but we prefer to think of it as a reinvention. And in the spirit of reinvention, only one artist could grace this week’s cover: David Bowie. David Bowie is the cosmic umbilical cord that connects the past, present and future of music. The new NME aims to be the definitive guide to all the above.
We couldn’t have put it better ourselves!
If you’re in the UK look out for some very impressive 60" x 40" billboard posters featuring the new cover.
See NME for more regarding this new look issue, which hits the shelves on Wednesday at the same time as the digital version arrives on your electronic doo dah. (cover date: October 12th)