BUSH has set "The Mind Plays Tricks On You" as the title of its new studio album, tentatively due in the fall. The disc was recorded at a Los Angeles studio with film composer Tyler Bates, who has previously worked with Marilyn Manson.
"The Mind Plays Tricks On You" will include a new apparently song called "Bullet Holes", which will also be featured in the upcoming film "John Wick 3".
BUSH frontman Gavin Rossdale told SiriusXM's Larry Flick about how "Bullet Holes" came together (hear audio below): "Ironically, it was completely written disconnected to the movie. I've done this record with Tyler Bates, and he's doing the music for the whole movie. And I wrote that song with him with nothing of that in mind; actually, a different song we had in mind we were hoping for. And then just the way that the words that I wrote just really fit with the whole symphony thing, and bullet holes, obviously, 'cause that's what the song is called."
Rossdale recently told Consequence Of Sound that BUSH's new album turned out more aggressive than some of the band's recent efforts. He explained: "I decided to make a really heavy record. The last record I made was a bit more commercially minded because for whatever reason, I wanted to do that. But this time I was [inspired by] playing so many live shows and all these heavy metal festivals.
"I worked with Tyler Bates and I've written four songs with him, and he co-produced the rest of the album," he continued. "Tyler is a fantastic musician and songwriter and it's just great. The band is sounding great and I think the songs came together great… It's going to devastate people."
BUSH will hit the road with LIVE later this spring. "The Alt-Imate Tour", a co-headline summer run, will see BUSH and LIVE celebrating the 25th anniversary of their respective landmark albums "Sixteen Stone" and "Throwing Copper". Produced by Live Nation, this hits-packed road show will hit arenas and outdoor amphitheaters in 33 cities across the country, kicking off June 6 in Mashantucket, Connecticut, with stops in Boston, Los Angeles, Atlanta and more before wrapping September 8 in Rochester, Michigan at Meadow Brook Amphitheatre.
BUSH's latest effort, 2017's "Black And White Rainbows", was crafted after the frontman went through a divorce with pop star/reality TV judge Gwen Stefani in 2015.
BUSH's current lineup also includes drummer Robin Goodridge, guitarist Chris Traynor and bassist Corey Britz.
The group, which broke up in 2002 but reunited in 2010, has released three albums since reforming.