BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION‘s studio video for “Wanderlust” can be seen below. The track is taken from the band’s fourth album, “BCCIV”, which was released last September via Mascot Records. This is BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION‘s first studio album since 2013’s “Afterglow”.
BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION is the Anglo-American rock group comprising vocalist/bassist Glenn Hughes (DEEP PURPLE, TRAPEZE), drummer Jason Bonham (LED ZEPPELIN, FOREIGNER), Derek Sherinian (DREAM THEATER, ALICE COOPER, BILLY IDOL) and blues-rock guitarist/vocalist Joe Bonamassa.
Hughes told Blues Rock Review about how “Wanderlust” came together: “We’re always jamming, Joe and I, and I may have been tuning my bass up and he starts playing [hums riff] and I’m going, ‘Don’t stop! Carry on. What key is this?’ I found out we were in B and I’m, like, ‘This is great.’ And then I started to sing, ‘Oh, when I come around.’ I know what’s coming. I know when there’s going to be a pre-chorus and when the chorus hit I started to play these BEATLES kind of chords in a rock version and we just knew this was a song. Of course, the FLEETWOOD MAC part is Joe being Joe, but, as you know, Joe will say to you he’s just borrowing from somebody else as I borrow from X, Y or Z. Trust me, we all borrow from each other.”
Just like its three predecessors, “BCCIV” was overseen by Kevin Shirley, whose catalogue of hit records for LED ZEPPELIN, IRON MAIDEN, AEROSMITH, JOURNEY and THE BLACK CROWES has made him one of the hottest producers that rock music has to offer. Shirley, who originally had the idea of putting Hughes and Bonamassa in a band after seeing them jamming together onstage in Los Angeles back in November 2009, is the group’s unofficial “fifth member.”
BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION‘s inception took place when Hughes and Bonamassa fused their styles on stage in Los Angeles in November 2009 for an explosive performance at Guitar Center‘s King Of The Blues event. With the help and guidance of Shirley, they further added to their rock lineage by recruiting Bonham and Sherinian.
BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION played two exclusive concerts in the U.K. earlier this month.