Deep Purple Continues Lone Spaceman’s Journey with Dream-Like New Video for ‘Nothing At All’

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On Aug. 7, Deep Purple roared back with a Whoosh! — that’s the title of the dynamic hard-rock band‘s new album — and it’s a typically grandiose and attention-grabbing affair.

(Click here to pick up a copy of Whoosh! from our Rock Cellar Store).

The theme of outer space has been prevalent throughout the album’s promotional cycle, with pre-release music videos (and the album’s artwork) depicting a lone astronaut going about his business, wandering this lonely sphere called Earth.

The band shared a new video for the epic album track “Nothing At All” recently, and the artsy clip continues the astronaut’s adventures, but this time there’s also a man in a purple get-up and … well, plenty of other things to look at and observe.

As that video teases, Whoosh! is a whirlwind of a listening experience. Its release comes after a bit of a delay caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, though Deep Purple had previewed it in recent months with songs like “Man Alive” and its dramatic video:

Which continued the space-related saga with “Throw My Bones”:

This was the story of the album, which is the band’s 21st studio album to date and the follow-up to 2017’s Infinite:

Ian Gillan, Roger Glover, Ian Paice, Steve Morse, and Don Airey were invited by Bob Ezrin to Nashville to write and record, during which the band were inspired to push their creative boundaries. Letting go of any artistic limitations, they adopted the motto “Deep Purple is putting the Deep back in Purple”. Whoosh! embodies that freedom, with lyrics that reflect their sentiments on the current situation of the world. “We’ve included everything that made the whole band smile, including Bob Ezrin,” exclaims Morse. “We’ve always enjoyed making music and having the incredible luxury of a loyal audience.”

Stream it below, via Spotify:

By Rock Cellar Magazine Staff

Staff writer from Rock Cellar Magazine