NY SINGEL: ‘Crack Cocaine’ – The Morrison Project

“I guess the way that your love makes me feel/Must mean I’m really addicted”, sjunger OZZY OSBOURNE på nysläppta låten “Crack Cocaine” från BILLY MORRISONs nya soloalbum THE MORRISON PROJECT som släpps den 19:e april. “Crack Cocaine” är den andra singeln/videon från THE MORRISON PROJECT och uppföljaren till singeln/videon “Drowning”.

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Billy Morrison, den brittiske gitarristen, sångaren och låtskrivaren – främst känd som Billy Idols rytmgitarrspelare under de senaste 15 åren tillsammans med leadgitarristen Steve Stevens, och för sin tidigare roll som basist i The Cult – har samlat ihop 12 elektrifierande låtar inklusive gäst framträdanden av Ozzy Osbourne, Billy Idol, DMC, Corey Taylor, Al Jourgensen, Steve Vai, Steve Stevens, Linda Perry, Tommy Clufetos, John5 med flera!

“Crack Cocaine” är den första nya låten med OZZY på sång sedan släppet 2022 av hans världsomspännande fantastiska album “Patient Number 9” som gav honom två Grammy Awards (“Bästa rockalbum”, “Bästa metalprestanda”).

Ozzy:
“I was in the same room as Billy and Steve,” says OZZY about co-writing the song. “The lyrics just came out of the blue. It was written in about 20 minutes.

BILLY:
“The music was a direct result of sitting in a room with Steve, both with de-tuned guitars, and writing what we felt was an ultimate Ozzy riff. From there, we brought Ozzy over, and we all sat around working on the lyrics, but 90 % of those came from Ozzy himself. He’s the one that suddenly stood up and sang “Like Crack Cocaine”!! We looked at each other and knew we had the title!

The song is 100 % about how certain relationships can FEEL like an addiction. It’s nothing whatsoever to do with the drug! It’s a comparison. Ozzy is talking about being in that dysfunctional situation with a partner that feels so wrong, but you keep going back again and again. ‘Loving you is driving me insane. I put you down and pick you up again’ – it’s exactly like a drug addiction.”Importantly, reveals STEVE, “First and foremost, Billy and I discussed what an Ozzy fan would really love to hear.  We really zeroed in on the ‘90s-era Ozzy, the truly heavy stuff. We cast aside any rules both musically and lyrically. It was really a great team and Billy is just such a great motivator. Obviously as a guitarist, to contribute to an Ozzy song is like a kid in a candy store. He’s played with such an amazing array of guitarists that I tried my best to honor that tradition.”

STEVE:
“I think the fact that Billy and I have spent the better part of 16 years working together in Billy Idol means we are almost telepathic in how we arrange guitars, etc. Billy and Ozzy have such an amazing friendship that it was easy to feel inspired and want to help them achieve any idea I could assist with. As we worked in my home studio, I tried to make the actual recording process almost invisible. Forget any technical aspects and really have some fun. To Ozzy’s credit, he was totally focused—and man the first time I heard him sing in what was essentially my living room, fucking chills ran down my spine.”

Line-Up:
Ozzy Osbourne • Vocals
Billy Morrison • Rhythm guitar
Steve Stevens • Lead guitar
Tommy Clufetos • Drums

“Crack Cocaine” • Official Single release:
March 21, 2024

“The Morrison Project”
 • Official Album release:
April 19, 2024

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