Baroness have shared a second song from their eagerly-awaited new album, Purple (Dec. 18, Abraxan Hymns), premiering the single “Shock Me” last night via Dan Carter’s Rock Show on BBC Radio 1. The song is now streaming via this link: https://youtu.be/hS5osAdTnm0.
“Along with the rest of Purple, ‘Shock Me’ represents the net result of an arduous reformation/rehabilitation process following the release of Yellow & Green and the bus accident that nearly ended us,” said singer/guitar player John Baizley of the new song. “We were unsure three years ago whether we’d be able to be at this point again; and while it hasn’t been a particularly easy road to get back, it is truly thrilling to feel that familiar anxious excitement that comes before we release a new album and to put new music out into the world. We treasure these moments of excitement, as they have taken on a deeper level of significance in recent years.”
A series of videos documenting the band’s time in the studio with producer Dave Fridmann (The Flaming Lips, MGMT), Baizley’s work on the album art, and candid interviews with each of the band members about the experience of making Purple, are viewable via Baroness’ YouTube page (www.youtube.com/baronessmusic) with more clips to come.
Pre-order packages for Purple, which feature an instant download of “Shock Me” and “Chlorine & Wine” as well as a limited edition colored vinyl version of the new album, two picture discs, t-shirts and other unique items are available now via this link: http://smarturl.it/dpurple. Digital pre-orders, which also include an instant download of both “Shock Me” and “Chlorine & Wine,” are available via iTunes (http://smarturl.it/ipurple), Amazon (http://smarturl.it/apurple) and Google Play (http://smarturl.it/gpurple).