Ozzy Osbourne is back with his first new solo song in nearly a decade. A dark, soaring power ballad, “Under the Graveyard” is the lead single off the metal icon’s upcoming album Ordinary Man, which is the follow-up to 2010’s Scream and due in early 2020. Ozzy made the LP with Post Malone producer Andrew Watt, following the recording of his hit song with the rapper, “Take What You Want.” Ordinary Man features Watt on guitars, and Guns N’ Roses’ Duff McKagan and Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Chad Smith on bass and drums, respectively.
“It all started when [Ozzy’s daughter] Kelly comes in and says, ‘Do you want to work on a Post Malone song?'” Ozzy commented. “My first thing was ‘Who the fuck is Post Malone?!’ I went to Andrew’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 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 and Chad 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 [Ozzy’s wife and manager] 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.” Hear “Under the Graveyard” below.