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Enlightened once again

Black Country Communion have released an official video for the single Enlighten from their upcoming new album V. We’ve been able to witness an unofficial one back in March, when the song was premiered live.

‘Enlighten’ explores themes of self-awareness and spiritual awakening, conveyed through Hughes’ emotive lyrics and the intricate guitar work of Bonamassa. Resonating with the band’s signature fusion of hard rock and soul-stirring blues, the song stands as a testament to Black Country Communion’s growth and mutual admiration, symbolizing their commitment to producing music that is authentic, heartfelt, and reflective of their shared experiences and vast musical expertise.

Thanks to Coast To Coast for the heads-up.

10 Comments to “Enlightened once again”:

  1. 1
    Al says:

    Good start and a riff but the rest of the song didn’t do it for me

  2. 2
    Uwe Hornung says:

    Now that is a good number, the layered keyboards are even creative and echo Hughes Thrall. The AOR chorus could be from Hughes Thrall or the From Now On … album too.

    I really like it!

  3. 3
    Daniel says:

    Glenn’s biggest bass sound on a record since CTTB? 🙂 Check out Red Sea.

  4. 4
    Uwe Hornung says:

    It’s a really well-crafted song with a great arrangement leaving space. I even forgive it some of the Zeppelin influence in the riffing!

  5. 5
    Gregster says:


    Good sounding modern song imo.

    (I saw the Fender Jazz bass, & instantly though of RUSH, & would argue that the tune has more heritage in circa 2000 RUSH than LZ, mainly because of the guitar part)…

    Peace !

  6. 6
    Uwe Hornung says:

    Me again. I keep repeating, I keep repeating, I keep repeating myself, but this number grows and grows on me like untreated nail mycosis to employ a more visceral picture. 😖

    This is the strongest composition I’ve heard from Glenn in a while, solo albums, Dead Daisies and BCC included. I also like Bonamassa’s extremely tasteful solo which rolls Ritchie Blackmore and Tommy Bolin influences into one. I don’t know whether that was intentional though or whether I’m imagining things!

  7. 7
    Pedro J. Nunes says:

    Fortunately we don’t hear those bored screamings out of time from Glenn Hughes. I’m tired of that.

  8. 8
    Gregster says:


    @7…I’d say that many people agree with you there, that’s for sure !

    Hopefully GH will be remembered for his many faceted career & contributions in many “name” bands, than his early-on idiocy.

    You don’t want to purchase the awesome “DP (overseas ) Live series Paris, Graz, or Longbeach 1976” shows…Fair warning in advance 😉 !

    “Made in Europe” remains a “must-have item” imo…All the idiocy is edited / faded out, & is most excellent.

    Peace !

  9. 9
    Uwe Hornung says:

    That evil, evil Gregster 👿 , a Hughesian nemesis, no less.

  10. 10
    Gregster says:

    @9 said…

    qt.”That evil, evil Gregster 👿 , a Hughesian nemesis, no less”….

    * No, not at all. I was simply advising Pedro about what-to-grab re the Mk-III releases available, & certainly, you will find the DP(overseas) Live Series available in most good record stores, unless sold out.

    Made in Europe is very tricky to find, & may need ordering in. This is the “must-have” Mk-III recording imo, & sits nicely along side MiJ.

    The antics of GH speaks for itself in Mk’s-III & IV, I don’t need to put-him-down.

    Peace !

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