On June 17, 1977 Davie Bowie released "Be My Wife", his second single from the album Low. It's a curious tune, full of anguish. As James E Perrone noted in his book The Words and Music of David Bowie, "Be My Wife" is a love song that never uses the word "love", even though it proposes marriage. Many believe Bowie is reaching out to his estranged wife Angie, but Bowie told Melody Maker that it could have been about anybody. Notable in that it was the first Bowie single since 1971 to fail to chart.