The Prince of Darkness needs some help fighting his own demons in the music video for “Under the Graveyard,” the lead single off Ozzy Osbourne’s upcoming album “Ordinary Man.”
The lyrics for the somber, reflective track describe a self-loathing man struggling to overcome his own malaise. In the Jonas Akerlund-directed music video, it’s clear the tormented protagonist is Ozzy himself. The semi-autobiographical clip (above) begins with a young Sharon Osbourne (played by Jessica Barden) speaking to the camera about her husband.
“Well, he had gone missing and people thought that he was dead,” Barden's character explains over images of Ozzy (Jack Kilmer) wandering the Sunset Strip, chugging booze by the pool, partying with a cornucopia of young coeds, and puking in a hotel room. His story takes a turn for the better after Sharon tracks him down and helps him find sobriety. “I’ll never give up on him,” she says as the song comes to a close.
The real Ozzy has admitted the new music video is a difficult one for him to digest. “[I]t’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,” he said in a statement.
“Ordinary Man”—Ozzy’s first solo EP since 2010’s “Scream”—doesn’t yet have a release date, but the album has already birthed two singles, including “Straight to Hell” featuring Slash.
The Osbournes are no strangers to the Stern Show and when Sharon stopped by in 2018 she didn’t shy away from talking about her relationship with her husband as well as his well-publicized struggles with addiction. Watch a clip from her latest sit down with Howard (below).