Rock legends Whitesnake have confirmed a May 10 release date for their new album, Flesh & Blood.
Their 13th studio opus, to be released via Frontiers Music Srl, sees main man David Coverdale joined by Reb Beach and Joel Hoekstra on guitar, Michael Devin on bass, Tommy Aldridge on drums and Michele Luppi on keyboards.
The band have also released a video for new single Shut Up & Kiss Me.
Commenting on the video, Coverdale said: “After the intense darkness of our last video BURN If anything, it’s ‘light’ snake, you know? We’ve got some really dark energy going on in the world right now, so we’re gonna write and record a fun, knees up, song about falling in love with a fabulous babe. You’re over-talking, over-compensating and she just looks at you, takes the reins and says, ‘Shut Up and Kiss Me!’ and that’s it!
“My video director and creative partner Tyler Bourns and I discussed a great storyline for the video, which involves a surprise guest: my fabulous old white Jaguar. We ended up cleaning and detailing it, as it has been in storage since I moved to Lake Tahoe, then we dusted off my old turquoise silk jacket from the original Here I Go Again video and I was thinking, ‘man, this is going to be fun!’
“It’s a respectful acknowledgment and positive nod to the past, just fun stuff.”
Flesh & Blood follows the 2011 studio album Forevermore and 2015’s The Purple Album, a reimagining of Deep Purple classics from Coverdale’s time in the band.