John Fred Young has lifted the lid on the ‘fear of the unknown’ underpinning Black Stone Cherry’s brand new album The Human Condition.

The band’s powerhouse drummer revealed the Kentucky quartet laid themselves bare on a record completed just days before lockdown.

And Young admitted Black Stone Cherry felt the pressure as they raced to wrap up their seventh long player.

“There was a real urgency and fear of the unknown during those recording sessions,” he said.

“It was a scary time.

“Every song on this album tells a story of the experiences we all go through.

“The new music charts our happiness, our struggles and how we have to adapt.”

The Human Condition is released on October 30 via Mascot Label Group. 

And the band has revealed a taster for their new long player in the shape of lead single Again.

The Human Condition was self-produced and tracked in BSC bassist Jon Lawhon’s recording facility, Monocle Studios. 

Recording was completed days before the COVID-19 lockdown was imposed across the US.

And as events progressed, it became apparent that the album featured lyrics that were eerily prescient.

Only last month Black Stone Cherry rescheduled their latest UK headline tour for autumn 2021.