The Dead Daisies — the hard rock supergroup featuring Australian musician David Lowy and former Deep Purple bassist Glenn Hughes — will release a new single, ‘Unspoken’, on 17 April.
‘Unspoken is taken from the band’s fifth album, Holy Ground, which is due later in the year via Spinefarm Records. Holy Ground was recorded at La Fabrique Studios in the south of France with producer Ben Grosse.
The follow-up to 2018’s Burn It Down, Holy Ground will be the band’s first to feature Glenn Hughes, who joined the group last year as its new bassist and vocalist, replacing John Corabi (Mötley Crüe) and Marco Mendoza (Thin Lizzy).
‘Unspoken’ was written during The Dead Daisies’ first studio session last summer. Glenn Hughes recalls: “I wrote the chorus while driving into Hollywood. I pulled over, turned on my iPhone and recorded the chorus. I transported myself back to 1972 just for a moment. The intro is the theme of the song. It’s bombastic, primeval and haunting. This song is about letting go, getting past the fear, and to breathe again.”
In a recent interview with California’s ‘The Blairing Out With Eric Blair Show, ‘Hughes spoke about how he came to be involved with The Dead Daisies.
He said: “They wanted someone in, and they were asking me about a year ago if I would be interested in doing this. And I’ve been doing the ‘Glenn Hughes Performs Classic Deep Purple’ [shows] for a couple of years, and I thought it would be appropriate for me to take a break from that and do something other than [that]. And I got together with the guys and we had a play. I’ve known Doug [Aldrich, The Dead Daisies guitarist] a long time, as you know. And it just fell together beautifully. It’s a beautiful piece of music. I can’t wait for people to hear it.”
Asked what the new Dead Daisies material sounds like, Hughes said: “It’s classic rock and it’s a groovy album. It’s got a lot of melodies to it. It’s what you can imagine with me joining them — what could have happened and what has happened. It’s a very interesting piece of music.”