The second song off Black Country Communion’s new album “BBCIV” is now live on YouTube. The song, entitled “Over My Head” is among one of the supergroups best efforts from the album, with none other than Glenn Hughes, Joe Bonamassa, Derek Sherinian, and Jason Bonham taking charge to bring fans what they’ve been wanting in their four year hiatus.
“All the songs were written with a topic — what kind of song we’re gonna write musically, what kind of song am I gonna write lyrics about?” said Glenn Hughes. “This album is about walking through the fear, having faith, hope, the killing of dolphins, which I’m against, of course. Look for a big video on [that song, ‘The Cove’] — a big video. ‘Wanderlust’, a song that was written about my travels and always returning home, always safe… to get back home to a safe place. ‘The Crow’, a very intense rock track written about the bird that watches over the band; it’s really a great song about the Black Country. I wrote a song for my father when he passed away, called ‘Love Remains’. The chorus was very, very sensitive, and it sounds like a song written for someone that had just passed. So it’s a very personal song for me.”
In pertaining to this song, Hughes added, “Joe [Bonamassa said to] me, ‘Hey, I’ve got this idea about writing a song about the head violin player… or the leader of the orchestra on the Titanic, and I said, ‘That’s a really good idea.’ So he wrote a lyric about the violin player — a great Joe song that needed to be, as always… I mean, I love Joe, I love Joe’s voice and I love Joe’s work — I really do love him. And I thought it was a great opportunity to show how versatile Joe is on this particular song. So I’m really happy for Joe.”
“[My wife] hears me singing, [singing] ‘Over my head.’ And she said, ‘Honey, what’s that?’ I said, ‘I don’t know, but I have to go and record it,'” Glenn recalled. “And I left the bedroom and I went, [singing], ‘Over my head,’ and I just wrote a song around that chorus, that very melodic chorus. And I came back to bed, and the idea was recorded. And that’s the way I took it to Joe and we finished it together.”
JT “Doc” Berry \m/