Deep Purple announced “Turning To Crime”, their upcoming covers album (The first one in the band’s history) that will be released next November 26. The first single “7 And 7 Is” (Song originally recorded by the band Love) was released. Producer and friend Bob Ezrin, who worked with Deep Purple on the previous three albums forming the “time trilogy”, was once again an important part of the new studio work.
Hear the new Deep Purple song “7 And 7 Is”:
The making of the album
Deep Purple released in their official Youtube a making of video of the album talking a little bit more about the project.
Previous album: Whoosh!
Deep Purple released the praised album “Whoosh!” back in August 2020. In an official statement at the time, Ian Gillan talked about the album, saying: “It’s nice, to be honest. I feel like we’re back in the ’70s. There’s this energy that’s quite fascinating to me. How does it feel? It feels good because we had a lot of fun making this record.”
“We spent five or six days in Germany earlier this year. Then we went to Nashville for two and a half weeks where we did the writing and arrangements. It was remarkably quick. Then I rented a cottage on the banks of the Cumberland River, overlooking the Grand Ole Opry.”
“So I can hear the music floating from across the river until the early hours of the morning. And then I would sit up all through the night and write in this magical atmosphere. How do I feel? Pretty good. It’s nice when you finish a project and you’re happy with the result.”