Ozzy Osbourne has released his first new song in almost 10 years.
“Under the Graveyard” will be included on his new album, Ordinary Man, which Ozzy says is “quite possibly the most important album I have done in a very long time, probably since No More Tears… [It] was a gift from my higher power,…proof to me that you should never give up.”
Ozzy started work on the album after his daughter Kelly suggested he work with rapper Post Malone.
“My first thing was ‘who the [heck] is Post Malone?!’,” says Ozzy. “I went to [guitarist-producer] Andrew Watt’s 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 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 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.”
Ordinary Man will be out early next year.