On Thursday, a new music video was premiered for “Under the Graveyard,” the recent single from Ozzy Osbourne — but this isn’t just a regular music video.
Directed by noted director/screenwriter Jonas Akerlund, the clip is a mini-biopic of sorts, capturing the Prince of Darkness at the height of his reckless, tumultuous days. Set in 1979, young Osbourne (played by Jack Kilmer, son of Val Kilmer), stumbles around the Sunset Strip before embarking on a stylized depiction of a bender in a hotel room, until Sharon Osbourne (played by Jessica Barden of the Netflix series The End Of The F****** World) intervenes and saves him.
According to the press release, the video portrays the darkness of life and how a helping hand and love can change everything.
Said Ozzy Osbourne of the track and video treatment:
“For ‘Under the Graveyard’ Jonas (Akerlund) developed the story into a ‘mini movie,'” says OZZY OSBOURNE. “But, to be quite honest, it’s hard for me to watch because it takes me back to some of the darkest times in my life. Thankfully Sharon was there to pick me up and believe in me. It was the first time she was there to fully support me and build me back up, but it certainly wasn’t the last.”
Fully driving the theme home, the final image in the video is this photo of Ozzy and Sharon’s wedding:
Ozzy and Sharon have always been exceptionally open regarding the difficulties they’ve experienced while together, and Osbourne’s youthful debauchery is the stuff of legend, and this video drives it all home in an effective manner.
The song is taken from Osbourne’s upcoming album, Ordinary Man, expected out in early 2020 as the first new record from Osbourne since 2010’s Scream.