David Bowie has not said one word since announcing he was releasing his first album in 10 years, The Next Day, or since it came out last month. That is until now.

Rick Moody, who writes for The Rumpus, an online outlet for up-and-coming authors and more, asked Bowie to provide him with a "work flow diagram" for the album and Bowie agreed, in 42 words, which Moody then turned into a 1,200 word essay on the album.

The 42 words are: Effigies, Indulgences, Anarchist, Violence, Chthonic, Intimidation, Vampyric, Pantheon, Succubus, Hostage, Transference, Identity, Mauer, Interface, Flitting, Isolation, Revenge, Osmosis, Crusade, Tyrant, Domination, Indifference, Miasma, Pressgang, Displaced, Flight, Resettlement, Funereal, Glide, Trace, Balkan, Burial, Reverse, Manipulate, Origin, Text, Traitor, Urban, Comeuppance, Tragic, Nerve and Mystification.

Thanks Dave.