Whitesnake drops music video for “Lay Down, Stay Down” from “The Purple Album Special Gold Edition”

Author Hernan Osuna - 12.9.2023

Rock legends Whitesnake have released the official music video for the remixed version of the track “Lay Down, Stay Down”. The song is taken from the band’s upcoming LP “The Purple Album: Special Gold Edition”, set for release on October 13.

Lay Down, Stay Down” was originally released on Whitesnake‘s 2015 album “The Purple Album”. The LP was Whitesnake’s tribute to Coverdale’s three-year tenure with the legendary group Deep Purple.

Whitesnake frontman David Coverdale said in a statement:”‘Lay Down, Stay Down’ was one of the first songs I wrote with Ritchie Blackmore at his house in Camberley, Surrey… I took the music demo home to Redcar, on the North East coast, where I maintained an apartment overlooking the North Sea… Glenn Hughes drove up from Cannock in the Midlands to hang out, and we messed around with the lyrics… It’s a lyric about dealing with bullies… an aspect of the human condition I despise… I can’t tell you the original ‘working’ title I had, as it’s quite disgusting… It’s about fighting back and not taking any shit from anybody… One of my favourite Ritchie guitar riffs from the ‘Burn’ album… and my guys totally drive it, as it should be driven…absolute balls to the wall…Super scorching solo from the incendiary Joel Hoekstra and the band firing on all six cylinders… Super new video put together, especially for this new GOLD celebration… N.B… Not Responsible For Speeding Tickets!!!”

The “Special Gold Edition” of “The Purple Album” will include remixed and remastered versions of all the songs from the original album and a number of bonus tracks. The LP will also be released on gold vinyl. You can pre-order it here.