This is so sad.
David Bowie's album Blackstar dropped only days before his untimely passing, but it turns out he didn't think it would be his last.
The amazing artist's producer, Tony Visconti, told Rolling Stone on Wednesday that the singer had actually been planning on releasing another album prior to his death.
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Just one week before the legend lost his battle with cancer, he had a FaceTime conversation with the 71-year-old, who revealed:
"At that late stage, he was planning the follow-up to Blackstar."
According to Tony, the famous father had written five new songs and put them on a demo. The record producer believes that this means the musician was unaware that he didn't have much time left, saying:
"And I was thrilled, and I thought, and he thought, that he'd have a few months, at least. Obviously, if he's excited about doing his next album, he must've thought he had a few more months. So the end must've been very rapid. I'm not privy to it. I don't know exactly, but he must've taken ill very quickly after that phone call."
He also opened up about the moment David discussed his diagnosis with him during a recording session a year ago, remembering:
"He just came fresh from a chemo session, and he had no eyebrows, and he had no hair on his head and there was no way he could keep it a secret from the band. But he told me privately, and I really got choked up when we sat face to face talking about it."
And even though the icon's health had begun to improve halfway through last year, the illness had become terminal by November.
"He was optimistic because he was doing the chemo and it was working and at one point in the middle of last year, he was in remission. I was thrilled. And he was a bit apprehensive. He said, 'Well, don't celebrate too quickly. For now I'm in remission, and we'll see how it goes.' And he continued the chemotherapy. So I thought he was going to make it. And in November, it just suddenly came back. It had spread all over his body, so there's no recovering from that."
He even explained that he could tell Blackstar was the hitmaker's way of saying goodbye to fans, and even said to him once:
"You canny bastard. You're writing a farewell album."
We're so sad that David was never able to make that follow-up album, but he will surely live on in the incredible music legacy he left behind.
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