Happy Hump Day, which gets off to a rocking start this morning with “More Than Machines”, the brand new track from Bush. And as you might expect, the arrival of a new song means an album will soon follow. The group also announces that their ninth studio album, titled The art of survival, is now on its way to an Oct. 7 released through BMG.
Bush recently debuted “More Than Machines” this past Saturday (July 23) live at the Atlantis Concert for Earth, with footage of the performance seen at the bottom of this post. A new lyric video for the track is also expected to go live later at 11:30 ET this morning, with the player also posted below.
Front man Gavin Rossdale says of the new track: “This is an action-packed song with three really big subjects. Right off the bat, I don’t understand how anyone has the audacity to get involved or take responsibility for women’s bodies. I wanted to refer to that because it is important to discuss. As much as the song is about the destruction of women’s rights, it’s about the destruction of the planet and the movement for AI and a world of robots to replace us. It’s a topic we have heard since the 50’s I’m not here to teach anything though; my job is medieval as a town crier. I come into town with my potions and sing about it so hopefully it goes out into the universe.”
And speaking of putting it out into the universe, Bush is coming along next month Alice in Chains and Breaking Benjamin. The trip was announced earlier this year and dates, cities and venues can be seen below. Tickets for the race are available here.
As for The art of survivalearlier this year, Rossdale commented that the record would be in line with their 2020 album Kingdomwhich Gavin Rossdale said was “the launch pad” for this fresh offering. The band reunited with producer Erik Ron and also continued their relationship with film composer Tyler Bates, who collaborated on two tracks from the set.
The album’s central theme speaks both to the resilience of the human spirit in times of trial, as well as the band finding their own lasting place as outliers in the rock scene.
Rossdale adds: “Instead of being wistful or self-pitying, this is about the success stories of humanity’s survival against the odds. People just find a way to push through. Obviously we’ve all suffered to varying degrees. I think the nature of life is the art of survival. Everyone is tested all the time, but we find a way. In recent times, we have made great strides and shown great resilience in the face of war, endless instances of racism, gender politics, a pandemic, and a melting pot of what we have experienced. for me The art of survival includes all of this.” Pre-orders for the album are available here.
Bush, “More Than Machines” (Studio Version Audio Player)
Bush, “More Than Machines” (lyric video)
Bush, “More Than Machines” (Live debut at 2022 Atlantis Concert for Earth)
Bush, The art of survival Artwork + track list
Heavy Is the Ocean
Slow me down
More than machines
May your love be pure
Kiss me, I’m dead
The creatures of fire
Judas is a rebellion
Alice in Chains / Breaking Benjamin / Bush 2022 Tour Dates
Aug. 6 – Saint Michael, ND @ Spirit Lake Casino
Aug. 7 – Sturgis, ND @ Sturgis Buffalo Chip
Aug. 10 – Burgettstown, Pa. @ The Pavilion at Star Lake
Aug. 11 – Camden, NJ @ Waterfront Music Pavilion
Aug. 13 – Syracuse, NY @ St. Joseph’s Health Amphitheater at Lakeview
Aug. 14 – Wantagh, NY @ Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theatre
Aug. 16 – Clarkston, Mich. @ Pine Knob Musical Theatre
Aug. 17 – Noblesville, Ind. @ Ruoff Music Center
Aug. 19 – Bonner Springs, Kan. @ Azura Amphitheater
Aug. 20 – Council Bluffs, Iowa @ Westfair Amphitheater
Aug. 22 – Milwaukee, Wis. @ American Family Insurance Amphitheatre
Aug. 24 – Tinley Park, Ill. @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheater – Chicago, IL
Aug. 25 – Minneapolis, Minn. @ Minnesota State Fair Tribune
Aug. 27 – Englewood, Colo. @ Fiddler’s Green Amphitheater
Aug. 29 – Salt Lake City, Utah @ USANA Amphitheater
Aug. 31 – Bend, Ore. @ Hayden Homes Amphitheatre
September 2 – Ridgefield, Wash. @ RV Inn Style Resorts Amphitheater
September 3 – Auburn, Wash. @ White River Amphitheater [Pain In The Grass 2022]
September 5 – Mountain View, California. @ Shoreline Amphitheater
September 7 – Wheatland, California. @ Toyota Amphitheater
September 8 – Irvine, California. @ FivePoint Amphitheater
September 10 – Phoenix, Ariz. @ Ak-Chin Pavilion
September 11 – Albuquerque, NM @ Isleta Amphitheater
September 14 – Del Valle, Texas @ Germania Insurance Amphitheater
September 16 – Dallas, Texas @ Dos Equis Pavilion
September 17 – The Woodlands, Texas @ Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
September 20 – Rogers, Ark. @Walmart AMP
September 21 – Maryland Heights, Mo. @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheater – St. Louis, Mo
September 23 – Mount Pleasant, Mich. @ Soaring Eagle Casino
September 27 – Raleigh, NC @ Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek
September 28 – Alpharetta, Ga. @ Ameris Bank Amphitheater
September 30 – Tampa, Fla. @ MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheater at the FL State Fairgrounds
Oct. 1 – West Palm Beach, Fla. @ iTHINK Financial Amphitheater
Oct. 4 – Charlotte, NC @ PNC Music Pavilion
Oct. 5 – Bristow, Va. @ Jiffy Lube Live
Oct. 7 – Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center
Oct. 8 – Mansfield, Mass. @ Xfinity Center
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