Unheard ‘Blackstar’ material could feature in posthumous David Bowie release

Reports claim five more songs still to surface before end of 2016

Unreleased David Bowie songs recorded during the sessions for his final album ‘Blackstar’ could be released posthumously, according to reports.

Bowie released his final album ‘Blackstar’ on his 69th birthday last week (January 8), just days before passing away on Sunday (January 10).

With ‘Blackstar’ expected to top the charts in both the UK and US this week, The Los Angeles Times reports that there could still be some unheard Bowie music on its way.

“There are five more songs from these sessions that have yet to be released. So look forward to next Christmas and hope for a deluxe edition,” Sasha Frere-Jones writes in an article published prior to Bowie’s death.

Bowie released rarities and off-cuts from his previous album ‘The Next Day’ in November 2013 in the form of ‘The Next Day Extra’, a three-disc box set featuring outtakes, bonus tracks and remixes.


Bowie passed away following an 18 month battle with cancer. Reports have since suggested that he “died from liver cancer” after “surviving six heart attacks”.

There has been speculation that ‘Blackstar’ was named after a type of cancer legion. A ‘black star’ has been defined as a “proliferative breast legion… described as long and thin with radiating radiolucent linear structures, which against a radiolucent fat background gives a black star or dark star appearance”.