|Posted on February 7, 2019 at 7:30 PM|
Whitesnake will release their new song, "Shut Up & Kiss Me," on Valentine's Day, Feb. 14th. The group promoted the song’s release with a teaser video, which you can watch below:
Aside from the driving guitar riff and pulsating drum beat, the 18-second clip gives little away regarding what the song will sound like. Still, the flashing lights, glimpsed tattoos and adoring fans pretty much assure Whitesnake aren’t straying from their party-loving roots.
"Shut Up & Kiss Me" will be the first single from Whitesnake's upcoming Flesh & Blood album, which is expected to be released in May. During an appearance on SiriusXM’s Trunk Nation in November, frontman David Coverdale described the track as “a kick-ass song, you're gonna love it. … [It has] some real fun elements paying respect and nod to Whitesnake’s past.”
Flesh & Blood will be the band’s first new album in four years, following the release of 2015’s The Purple Album. Not so surprisingly, Coverdale is excited for people to hear the record, promising it will "be the best Whitesnake album,” complete with “all the necessary Whitesnake elements that I need to call it Whitesnake, but with a vibrant, fresh coat of paint."
News of the impending single comes on the heels of Whitesnake’s tour announcement. The trek kicks off April 18 and makes its way across the U.S. and Europe.
"We are truly excited and looking forward to playing across the globe in 2019 on what will be a continued celebration of the 40th Anniversary of Whitesnake," Coverdale proclaimed in a statement."I am so honored and grateful to have toured this incredible world we share, for over 40 years, celebrating and enjoying unforgettable moments with millions of people, all of whom have joined me on this amazing journey. I truly love the shared experience and simply love my job and always will. … Over four decades of reptilian fun! Thank you!"
The band is also prepping a special edition box set celebrating the 35th anniversary of its platinum-selling album, Slide It In. The seven-disc set will be released on March 8.