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New Bush album now headed for spring 2020 release

Musician Gavin Rossdale of Bush performs at The Greek Theatre on August 06, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Tullberg/Getty Images)
Musician Gavin Rossdale of Bush performs at The Greek Theatre on August 06, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Tullberg/Getty Images)

Bush frontman Gavin Rossdale told Detroit radio station WRIF that the band’s next studio album, The Mind Plays Tricks On You, is tentatively due in early 2020. The disc was recently recorded at a Los Angeles studio with film composer Tyler Bates, who has previously worked with Marilyn Manson.

Asked about his initial remarks that the album would be out this November, Rossdale explained, “I got in a lot of trouble for November the 1st. And now it’s been moved to the beginning of (next) year — I think March or April. Which really makes no difference — it’s a couple of months.”

Rossdale added that he hopes to release another single before the LP arrives, following the recent track “Bullet Holes” which appeared on the soundtrack of the movie John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum.

In a recent interview with Australia’s Heavy, Rossdale remarked that performing at various hard rock and heavy metal festivals in the last couple of years has influenced the musical direction of the new Bush material. He elaborated, “I think to the point of where listening to a lot heavier music and just really enjoying the music . . . this has a slightly more aggressive approach.”

Rossdale told us a while back what the biggest challenge was for him and Bush these days: “To me it’s just the challenge of making a record and being in music and, like all of us, desiring to be current and relevant to ourselves. You know, you have to challenge yourself, and think, ‘Well, what do you write about at this point?’ You know, if you’re 21, you write a different thing than if you’re 31 and so forth.”

Bush is in the midst of a co-headlining tour with Live on which the two bands are celebrating the 25th anniversary of their respective landmark albums Sixteen Stone and Throwing Copper. The trek pulls into Montreal on Thursday (September 12th).

Story source: Blabbermouth

FAST FACTS:

  • Bush’s last effort, 2017’s Black And White Rainbows, was crafted after Rossdale went through a divorce with pop star/reality TV judge Gwen Stefani in 2015.
  • The group, which broke up in 2002 but reunited in 2010, has released three albums since reforming.

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