“Here I Am”
The April edition of MOJO magazine has a four-star review of The Next Day by Mark Paytress.
Here‘s an excerpt:
But that was yesterday. On this day, The Next Day, the world wakes up to an entirely different David Bowie, an attack dog unleashed and unrepentant. "Here I Am" he growls at the outset, "not quite dying." Drums pound as if rousing an army into battle. A cloud of sound swallows everything up like a class act in a small venue.
"Look into my eyes" taunts Bowie. "I'm gonna say goodbye? YEEAAH!" Like a man back from the dead, he's singing through gritted teeth and loving every second of it. There are honking saxes, and - as elsewhere on the album - bursts of that hysterical falsetto cackle ("They scream my name aloud!") rarely heard since the early '70s.
As with the majority of the music monthlies in the UK, MOJO is on the shelves next week.