Black Stone Cherry are set to release their seventh studio album, The Human Condition on 30th October via Mascot Label Group. The collection will be available in digital, deluxe CD and vinyl formats, with an array of music and merch bundle options and a UK exclusive purple vinyl, which you can pre-order now. Today the band have revealed “Again”, the first single from the album.
The Human Condition was self-produced and tracked in BSC bassist Jon Lawhon’s recording facility, Monocle Studios. The release was completed mere days before the COVID-19 lockdown was imposed and as events progressed, it became apparent that the album the Kentucky band were completing, featured lyrics that were eerily prescient.
Drummer John Fred Young recalls:
There was a real urgency and fear of the unknown during those sessions – it was a scary time. Every song on this album tells a story of the experiences we all go through – our happiness, our struggles, and how we have to adapt.
The Human Condition tracklisting:
- Ringin’ In My Head
- Push Down & Turn
- When Angels Learn To Fly
- Live This Way
- In Love With The Pain
- The Chain
- If My Heart Had Wings
- Don’t Bring Me Down
- Some Stories
- Devil In Your Eyes
- Keep On Keepin’ On
Last month, the Kentucky based band had to postpone their massive 16-date UK tour, which was set to begin in September, just upfront of album release. The shows have been rescheduled for September 2021 and culminate with a date at London’s legendary Royal Albert Hall. Tickets for all original shows remain valid for the new dates.
Header image by Mike Rodway