Set was to be released June 12th
In light of recent events, Deep Purple have postponed the release of their new album Whoosh! earMUSIC from June 12th to August 7th.
“For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction…well, not exactly in this case; more cause and effect, where the latter is often greater than the former,” shares vocalist Ian Gillan. “Distribution lines (the physical sales of CDs, vinyl, cassettes (?) etc) and retail outlets are closed until The Dreaded Lurgy gets indigestion. Therefore, as there are still so many of us who love to hold a new record in our hands, and following advice from our magnificent label, we have decided to delay the release of Whoosh! until August.”
Recently, Deep Purple released the first single from the project –”Throw My Bones,” with an accompanying music video. The album marks their third collaboration with producer Bob Ezrin, following 2013’s Now What?! and 2017’s InFinite. Though incredibly eager to share this new music, the members of Deep Purple are understandably putting production on hold to observe safety precautions.
“During my quarantine I’m listening to a lot of music and guessing that it’s the same for many of us during this scary disruption to our lives,” Gillan continues. “We know, don’t we, that music will play a big part in our celebrations as we step back into the light. But, health comes first, so I must stuff my excitement about sharing Whoosh with you back into a box for a little while. Stay well and follow the light…”
The project will be available as a CD, Limited Edition CD/DVD Mediabook, 2 LP/DVD and digital album. The bonus DVD includes the one hour feature Roger Glover and Bob Ezrin In Conversation and, for the first time, the group’s full live performance at Hellfest 2017.