Ozzy Osbourne has told UK tabloid The Sun that he has completed work on a new solo album, his first since 2010's Scream and the first LP to feature Ozzy singing any new music since 2013's reunion album with Black Sabbath, 13.
Ozzy told The Sun that guesting on rapper Post Malone's new album after struggling with several medical issues earlier this year inspired him to make music on his own again.
He explained, “I'd never even heard of this kid. He wanted me to sing on his song 'Take What You Want', so I did and then one thing led to another. I started recording a new album with Post Malone's producer Andrew Watt. It's only nine tracks, but it was a catalyst to get me to where I am today . . . Up until making the album, I thought I was dying. But that got me off my arse.”
Ozzy confirmed that he took just four weeks to record the new disc, adding, “This is my first (solo) recording in a studio for 10 years, so I do feel a bit out of touch.” He told the Boston Herald last year that he had “a bunch of songs written” but was unsure when or how he would end up recording them.
Ozzy told us a while back that he always creates music with a full album in mind: “I don't write singles, per se. I don't write Top 10 singles. I work on albums rather than singles. I mean, do people still buy singles? I don't think people buy any f***ing records anymore, do they?”
In early April, Ozzy postponed all his 2019 tour dates, both in North America and Europe, as he recovered from an injury sustained while dealing with his recent bout of pneumonia.