Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee and Grammy®-winning singer and songwriter Ozzy Osbourne today (November 8th) has released Under The Graveyard, his first new solo music in almost 10 years. A massive ballad that builds into a searing rocker, it’s the first single from Ozzy’s forthcoming album, Ordinary Man, due out on Epic Records in early 2020. Listen to it below.
“This album was a gift from my higher power–it is proof to me that you should never give up,” says Ozzy.
Recorded in Los Angeles, the album features producer Andrew Watt on guitars, Duff McKagan (Guns N’ Roses) on bass and Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers) on drums.
“It all started when [his daughter] Kelly comes in and says ‘do you want to work on a Post Malone song?'” Ozzy explains. “My first thing was ‘who the fuck is Post Malone?!’ I went to Andrew’s [Watt] house and he said we will work really quick. After we finished that song, he said ‘would you be interested in starting an album.’ I said ‘that would be fucking great, but now I am thinking I don’t want to be working in a basement studio for six months! And in just a short time, we had the album done. Duff [McKagan] and Chad [Smith] came in and we would go in and jam during the day and I would go work out the songs in the evenings. I previously had said to Sharon I should be doing an album, but in the back of my mind I was going ‘I haven’t got the fucking strength…’ but Andrew pulled it out of me. I really hope people listen to it and enjoy it, because I put my heart and soul into this album.”
Stay tuned for additional details on Ordinary Man in the coming weeks.
Something’s missing, oh I know, it’s the Wylde man! But you know what? It’s still a good song, and I can really relate to Ozzy’s emotions in this song.
Not bad in my opinion, I agree with you Doug I needs some Zakk Wylde.
Ozzy still gets me in the feels, as they say today. Guy is great. What happened to Zakk being on his next album, or did I miss an announcement saying he wouldn’t be on this project? Miss his sound. Still, a good song. \MM/
I have to say pretty solid song -is it me or does ozzy’s voice sound higher than normal ?? Studio manipulation? Either way i am impressed he didn’t Phone it in –
I noticed the same thing. Not sure if it’s an effect or a result of what room he recorded it in. Sounds hollow and distant.