Deep Purple recently confirmed
their 19th studio album in the U.S. will be released on April 30, 2013 (April 26 outside of North America).
After various songwriting sessions in Europe, the band recorded and mixed the project in Nashville with producer Bob Ezrin
In a new interview with 100% Rock magazine
, frontman Ian Gillan shared an update on Purple's first album since 2005's "Rapture Of The Deep
"It's being mixed as we speak,
" says Gillan. "We've finished recording. It's a new tone, it's a new direction, it's fresh stuff. I think it was all written and recorded in Nashville, and the reason we went there not to make a country record, but because Bob Ezrin, our producer, lives in Nashville and so it made a lot of sense because he had all the studio facilities and back up and everything else. So it made it really easy.
"It was a great environment to record in and yeah, there's a bit of diversity on the record,
" the singer continues. "There's some sort of... defining music is just so hard; it's just really... it's hard to define. If you think of a solo artist, you normally know them by their name; you don't normally describe their kind of music, you just say, It's so-and-so or it's so-and-so.' But with bands everyone feels an obligation to categorize then. I think when you've been around the block as many years as Purple has and a lot of other bands, you just listen to see what comes out. It's not the same at all. So it's kind of hard for me to describe it. I can't compare it with any other album either, as far as I know. It will obviously find a niche somewhere when it comes out in April, so I'm looking forward to hearing it. [laughs]
Read more with Gillan at 100% Rock magazine here
Thanks for the report to HenneMusic.com