Black Country Communion, the supergroup featuring legendary vocalist/bassist Glenn Hughes (Deep PurpleBlack Sabbath), guitarist Joe Bonamassa, drummer Jason Bonham (The Circle, Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Experience) and keyboardist Derek Sherinian (Dream TheaterAlice CooperBilly Idol) will release its highly anticipated fifth studio album, V, on June 14tj. To celebrate, fans are treated to the immediate release of the album’s heavy funk lead single, Stay Free, on all major streaming platforms.

Produced by longtime collaborator Kevin ShirleyV marks a monumental chapter in the band’s storied career, embodying a renewed spirit and an evolution of their unmistakable sound. Shirley captures the essence of the band’s journey, stating, “For a band that started out as a collection of the best practitioners of their instruments, they very quickly found a unique sound. This time around, it has more purpose, the riffs are tougher, and there are hooks! Yes, hooks. It’s the most cohesive record, full of soul and grit, and I think this is the one that’s going to be the benchmark for Black Country Communion.” Glenn agrees, “In my opinion, we had the best time recording this record at Sunset Sound in Hollywood, tons of fun and a magical recording. Meet you inside the music.”

Stay Free, the lead single, is a powerhouse track that blends hard rock’s raw energy with a heavy dose of blues, channeling the spirit of legends like AC/DC and Led Zeppelin. It sets the tone for what fans can expect from V — a testament to the band’s dynamic synergy and creative evolution.

Since their debut in 2010, Black Country Communion has delivered a series of critically acclaimed albums, each showcasing the group’s ability to fuse British blues-rock with American soul in a way that captivates audiences worldwide. Their return with V and the single Stay Free reaffirms their status as rock royalty and showcases their growth as musicians and storytellers.

The news follows the announcement of the band’s upcoming performance at the Culture Room in Fort Lauderdale, Florida on Sunday, March 17. This rare appearance will be the first live performance in America from the band in over 11 years. Presented by Joe Bonamassa‘s Keeping The Blues Alive Foundation, all profits from the concert will be donated to support music education and musicians in need. The band is also set to appear on the Keeping The Blues Alive At Sea cruise, sailing from Miami to Cozumel, Mexico from March 18th-22nd.

V track Listing:

1.  Enlighten
2.  Stay Free
3.  Red Sun
4.  Restless
5.  Letting Go
6.  Skyway
7.  You’re Not Alone
8.  Love And Faith
9.  Too Far Gone
10. The Open Road

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  • jeff weaver on

    This song sounds so much like a slower “Trampled Underfoot” you would think the drummer was related to a former member of Led Zeppelin

    • MikeyMan on

      At first listen I couldn’t “Trampled” out of my thoughts.
      Maybe it’ll grow on me after after a few more spins.

  • Real Paul Stanley on

    I really loved BCC when they released their first couple records and then the live album. But after that each album seems to be less interesting to me to the point that after hearing this new song I dont think I’ll be buying this one sadly.

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