I bet you woke up today thinking it was just an average Thursday, a day in the way of the upcoming three-day weekend. Well, let us surprise you with some great news! Today at 4:30 p.m. PST (7:30 p.m. EST), the self-proclaimed King of Darkness, Mr. Ozzy Osbourne will be debuting a new animated music video for his 2020 song, “It’s A Raid” with co-collaborator Post Malone off Ozzy’s newest solo album in 10 years, Ordinary Man. Both Ozzy and Post Malone will be hosting a watch party on Ozzy’s YouTube channel.
The animated video press release reads like this, “In the video, directed by Tomas Lenert, Ozzy and Post Malone team up for a truly wild ride. The clip begins with Osbourne and Malone at the infamous Bel Air, CA house (which served as the inspiration for the song) before they lead police through the streets of the city and passing iconic Los Angeles landmarks on their journey.”
At a SiriusXM listening party last year to celebrate the release of Ordinary Man on Epic Records, Ozzy said the title of It’s A Raid came from when Ozzy was recording Black Sabbath’s Vol. 4 in Bel Air, California, Osbourne triggered the home’s security alarm and police surrounded the home, which he says had “piles of marijuana and cocaine.” He added, “I’m shouting, ‘IT’S A FUCKIN’ RAIIIIID,” before hiding the drugs and ingesting cocaine while hiding in one of the home’s bathrooms.”
Ozzy had this to say about Malone and their music video efforts, “A couple of years ago I didn’t even know who Post Malone was… since then we’ve worked together on two studio tracks and have performed together twice. Understandably Covid-19 made it difficult to get together to shoot a music video for ‘It’s a Raid’ so we opted for this wildly imagined animated video for the final single from the Ordinary Man album.” Ozzy has been working on a new album with producer Andrew Watt and can’t wait for everyone to hear his new music.
The first track Osbourne and Malone paired on was Take What You Want off Ozzy’s Hollywood’s Bleeding album.
Radical facts on Ozzy’s newest solo album: Ordinary Man marks Osbourne’s first new solo music in almost 10 years. Recorded in Los Angeles, the album features producer Andrew Watt on guitars, Duff McKagan (Guns N’ Roses) on bass and Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers) on drums. Beyond the core band, Ordinary Man, features a who’s-who of Ozzy friends and collaborators including Elton John, Slash, Post Malone, and Tom Morello.
This album is a who’s-who of rock legend artistry that is sure to rock your socks off, we just ask that you’re careful with setting off your home security system while you’re rocking out.