Ozzy Osbourne has revealed “Patient Number 9”, the title track from his upcoming album.
“It’s about being a patient in a mental hospital,” Osbourne revealed as he premiered the number on his Ozzy is talking Sirius XM show. “The only thing we do is actually self-medicate.”
The song contains Jeff Beck, and his presence is felt throughout the hard-hitting song. The guitarist’s notes open the number and provide support when Osbourne sets up the lyrics.
“When they call your name, you better run and hide / Tell yourself you’re crazy, you believe their lies / I do not escape, no I do not come out alive / I do not come out, because I m patient number 9, “ Ozzy sings in the chorus.
Midway through the song, Beck gets the chance to shine, open things up and deliver blistering solo. Another effervescent instrumental section later closes the song. Listen to “Patient Number 9” below.
“Of course I’m excited,” Ozzy declared in a 2021 interview where he discussed the album’s progress. ‘It’s something that’s creative that I can get my head around. When I get something very special, I say, “Yeah, this is a winner.” There is one [song] called ‘Patient number nine’. It’s one we wrote about Sharon and I. “
In a tweet, Ozzy announced that the music video for “Patient Number 9” is coming on Friday, June 24th.
Beck is one of the many famous collaborators to appear on Ozzy’s new album. Erik Clapton,, Zakk Wylde,, red Hot Chili Peppers‘ Chad Smith,, Metallica bassist Robert Trujillo,, Favor a Roses‘ Duff McKagan,, Pearl JamMcCreadys Mike McCready queen of the stone age frontman Josh Homme and Osbourne’s Black Sabbath bandmate Tony Iommi also contributed to the LP, just like the late one Taylor Hawkins. Incredibly, the album could have been even more star-studded. Ozzy tried to convince Jimmy Page to play on a song but it Led Zeppelin guitarist rejected.
The Prince of Darkness recently underwent a serious operation to solve persistent health problems stemming from a 2003 ATV accident. In a tweet on June 14, Sharon wrote noticed that her husband “was well and on the way to recovery”.
The upcoming album marks the 13th solo release in Osbourne’s career.