Black Country Communion have released a video for their song “Last Song for My Resting Place,” which you can watch above. It’s taken from the supergroup’s latest album, BCCIV, which came out last month.
The follow-up to 2012’s Afterglow was recorded with producer Kevin Shirley after singer Glenn Hughes and guitarist Joe Bonamassa settled the differences that caused the band to implode. Keyboardist Derek Sherinian and drummer Jason Bonham both returned for the sessions.
Former Deep Purple and Black Sabbath member Hughes recently explained that Bonamassa had come up with the “Last Song for My Resting Place” lyrics. “Joe told me, ‘I’ve got this idea about a song about the head violin player, or the leader of the orchestra, on the Titanic,'” he recalled. “I said, ‘That’s a really good idea.’ He wrote a lyric about the violin player. I thought it was a great opportunity to show how versatile Joe is, so I’m really happy for Joe.”
Hughes noted that the new album’s theme is “walking through the fear.” “All the songs were written with a topic,” he said. “What kind of song we’re going to write musically, what kind of song am I going to write lyrics about? This album is about walking through the fear, having faith, hope, the killing of dolphins – which I’m against, of course. The results speak for themselves. All four of us wanted to make a record that stood up to the first three albums. The new album is more of a progression.”
Black Country Communion have confirmed two U.K. shows for early next year. They’ll play Wolverhampton Civic Hall on Jan. 2 and at London’s Hammersmith Apollo on Jan. 4.
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