Deep Purple announce new studio album Whoosh!

The dynamically-named record will arrive this summer.

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Deep Purple have announced their 21st studio album Whoosh!. It follows on from 2017’s Infinite.

The record was recorded and produced by Bob Ezrin, in Nashville, USA. During the recording process, the band aimed to push their creative boundaries – reportedly adopting the motto “Deep Purple is putting the Deep back in Purple”. Whoosh! embodies that freedom, with lyrics that reflect their sentiments on the current situation of the world. Guitarist Steve Morse explained: “We’ve included everything that made the whole band smile, including Bob Ezrin. We’ve always enjoyed making music and having the incredible luxury of a loyal audience.”

Whoosh! is the third Deep Purple album to be produced by Ezrin – a long-time Alice Cooper collaborator, whose credits also include Pink Floyd, Kiss and Lou Reed. The first was 2013’s Now What?!, and the second was Infinite, released in 2017.

In a statement about the record, frontman Ian Gillan said simply: “Another album?! Whoosh?!! Gordon Bennett!!!”

The album arrives 12 June. The track list for Woosh! is below:

1.) Throw My Bones
2.) Drop The Weapon
3.) We’re All The Same In The Dark
4.) Nothing At All
5.) No Need To Shout
6.) Step By Step
7.) What The What
8.) The Long Way Around
9.) The Power Of The Moon
10.) Remission Possible
11.) Man Alive
12.) And The Address
13.) Dancing In My Sleep

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