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Ozzy Osbourne Returns: Hear The First Song From His Upcoming 2020 Album
Heavy metal forefather Ozzy Osbourne dropped a new single today, "Under the Graveyard," from his forthcoming 2020 ablum, Ordinary Man. Have a listen:
The song's acoustic guitars and eerie atmosphere underlie its tormented lyrics, exploding into a dark, pop hook before giving way to a Sabbath-esque shuffle breakdown, synth-guitar solo and epic final chorus round, where all the song's elements seem to close in on the listener ominously.
This time around, Osbourne worked with producer Andrew Watt, who also played guitars on the album. Guns 'N Roses' Duff McKagen handles bass on the album and Red Hot Chili Peppers' Chad Smith plays drums.
Osborne met Watt while working on Post Malone's "Take What You Want" from Malone's 2019 album Hollywood's Bleeding. The song also features Travis Scott., and Watt has also worked with artists such as Justin Bieber and Cardi B. The unlikely collaboration came at the suggestion of Osborne's daughter, Kelly, and even though Ozzy had not heard of the rapper, the song was a success and led to Osbourne and Watt collaborating on the upcoming nine-song album.
— Ozzy Osbourne (@OzzyOsbourne) October 27, 2019
“This is quite possibly the most important album I have done in a very long time, probably since [1991's] No More Tears,” Osbourne said in a statement. One of its singles, “I Don’t Want to Change the World,” won a GRAMMY for Best Metal Performance With Vocal over 25 years ago.
Ordinary Man is due out in early 2020. Ozzy will hit the road for his No More Tours 2 trek, which resumes in Europe in January before hitting the States May 27 in Atlanta with Judas Priest opening. For more info, visit Osbourne's website.