As you all know, one year ago today was the day the great David Bowie died, two days after his 69th birthday and release of his masterpiece “Blackstar”. Two days ago, on what would have been Bowie’s 70th birthday, an EP titled “No Plan” came out. I’ve been listening to it non-stop ever since.
It starts with “Lazarus”, a great song (and video) originally released on “Blackstar” which includes the unforgettable line “Look up here, I’m in heaven“.
Next is the title track “No Plan”, which seems to have been written from the perspective of someone who has died.
The third track, “Killing a Little Time”, concerns Bowie’s anger at no longer being able to write more songs because of his death.
The last track, “When I Met You”, wraps up the EP in experimental fashion with noted use of vocal overlays, which evokes a mysterious and spiritual sense.