BUSH frontman Gavin Rossdale recently gave an update on the band’s upcoming follow-up to their 2020 album “The Kingdom”.
Speaking with Texas radio station 94.5 FM The Buzz at last month’s annual Buzzfest event, Gavin said: “[It’s a] super-heavy record, similar to ‘The Kingdom‘. We’re really proud of it. Everybody did great stuff on it, and I can’t wait for everyone to hear it. I think July is [when] the [first] single [will arrive].”
You can check out the full interview at this location.
Rossdale had previously told Australia’s May The Rock Be With You a few months ago that the coronavirus pandemic gave him an opportunity to develop some new material. “I’ve just written 18 songs,” he said. “And we start [in the studio in early March] with a producer. [We’ll] rearrange — hopefully not too much — the stuff I’ve done. We choose the songs we’re gonna do. We either might use what I started, the tracks, or we might just try nixing them and doing it fresh. Each song will dictate that. But we go eight days [in the studio] before we come to Australia [for our tour with CHEAP TRICK and STONE TEMPLE PILOTS, then we do [several days] of rehearsal. And then when we come back from Australia, we’ve got a few days off and then we go back to finish it. It should be done by May.”
Gavin went on to say that the new BUSH material is quite similar to that of “The Kingdom“. “It’s all like that,” he said. “I like that. So I’ve kept it in that vein. That was the launchpad. That was it. I was, like, ‘I’m off.’ I’ve got maybe two ballady, two softer songs, slower songs, but they’re weird.”
He continued: “I’ve got a studio in my house now and it’s been such an amazing time. You have the tools at your fingertips now to make songs and make music. It’s just staggering. It’s so much fun.”
BUSH‘s current lineup includes guitarist Chris Traynor, bassist Corey Britz and drummer Nik Hughes.