In light of recent events, Deep Purple have postponed the release of their new album Whoosh! (earMUSIC) from June 12th to August 7th.
Lead singer Ian Gillan released the following statement today:
“For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction…well, not exactly in this case; more cause and effect, where the latter is often greater than the former.
Distribution lines (the physical sales of CDs, vinyl, cassettes (?) etc) and retail outlets are closed until The Dreaded Lurgy gets indigestion.
Therefore, as there are still so many of us who love to hold a new record in our hands, and following advice from our magnificent label, we have decided to delay the release of Whoosh! until August.
During my quarantine I’m listening to a lot of music and guessing that it’s the same for many of us during this scary disruption to our lives.
We know, don’t we, that music will play a big part in our celebrations as we step back into the light.
But, health comes first, so I must stuff my excitement about sharing Whoosh! with you back into a box for a little while.
Stay well and follow the light…”
Recently, Deep Purple released the first single from Whoosh!, Throw My Bones, with an accompanying music video, view here. The album marks their third collaboration with producer Bob Ezrin, following 2013’s Now What?! and 2017’s InFinite. Though incredibly eager to share this new music, the members of Deep Purple are understandably putting production on hold to observe safety precautions.