Legendary singer David Bowie has released his first single in a decade.

The singer, 66, released a recording of ‘Where Are We Now?’ today as a video and download which will be followed by a new album, The Next Day, in March.

The track, which was recorded in New York was produced by the singer’s long-time musical partner Tony Viscount.

The BBC reports, according to a statement released through his press representatives, about the stealthy release of the new single he said, “throwing shadows and avoiding the industry treadmill is very David Bowie”.

The Space Oddity star, it continued, was “the kind of artist who writes and performs what he wants when he wants”.

David Bowie came out as gay in the early 70s in an interview with Michael Watts for the now defunct magazine Melody Maker. In 1978 in an interview with Playboy Bowie said:

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“It’s true—I am a bisexual. But I can’t deny that I’ve used that fact very well. I suppose it’s the best thing that ever happened to me.”

However in 1983 in an interview with Rolling Stone, Bowie said his public declaration of bisexuality was “the biggest mistake I ever made” and “I was always a closet heterosexual.”

Bowie, who was last reported to be living in New York with his wife and daughter, has not released material since his 2003 album Reality.

You can watch the video here and the single is available for download from iTunes