Whitesnake fans will get some new music a head of their summer tour. The first single “Shut Up & Kiss Me” will be released in June and is from the upcoming album “Flesh & Blood” tentatively due this summer via Frontiers Music Srl.
The band filmed a music video for “Shut Up & Kiss Me” on March 10. “It’s a kick-ass song; you’re gonna love it,” frontman David Coverdale told SiriusXM’s “Trunk Nation”. “But there’s gonna some real fun elements paying respect and nod to Whitesnake’s past, but certainly not as dark and as gritty as ‘Burn’ video from ‘The Purple Album’.”
Coverdale said that “Flesh & Blood” will “be the best Whitesnake album. I know that’s clichéd stuff, but I know what I’m talking about. I should do after almost 50 years,” he explained.
According to Coverdale, the new disc “has all the necessary Whitesnake elements that I need to call it Whitesnake , but with a vibrant, fresh coat of paint.” The record will mark the first time he has written with vguitarists Reb Beach and Joel Hoekstra. “The longest-standing member of Whitesnake , Reb Beach, [he and I had] never written together until this project,” he said. “So it’s a family affair. It really is cool. I’m very excited for people to hear it.”
Coverdale revealed that recording sessions for the new Whitesnake album were halted while he recovered from an illness last year. “I got that horrible H3 flu, which took me out for, I think, about six weeks before I started to feel like myself again,” he said. “It was horrifying. It was that strain of flu that the anti-flu vaccination didn’t cover. It was just an evil, evil, evil strain of flu.”