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Bush Post New Track Heavy Is The Ocean

Friday, 16 September 2022 Written by Jon Stickler

Photo: Thomas Rabsch

Bush have shared a new song.

Heavy Is The Ocean serves as the explosive opening track of the British rockers' upcoming ninth studio album, 'The Art Of Survival', which is due out on October 7.

It follows the previously unveiled single More Than Machines, which arrived back in July, along with details of the LP. According to a press release, as soon as vocalist Gavin Rossdale heard the guitar riff, he said:

"Oh Lord, this is going to open the record. It really sets the tone and the gravitas of the album. I love the power of the ocean. It's mesmerising to me. It feeds your soul. The song uses the imagery I love. At this point, I’m chained at the zoo of rock! So, I was like, 'Fuck it, I’m going to turn that puppy up. This one definitely represents 'The Art of Survival'."

Discussing the record, he added: "Instead of being mournful or self-piteous, this is about the success stories of humanity’s survival against the odds. People just find a way to push through. We’ve all obviously suffered in varying degrees. I think the nature of life is the art of survival.

"Everyone is being tested all of the time, but we find a way. In recent memory, we’ve made major 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’ve experienced. For me, 'The Art Of Survival' encompasses all of this."

The band, whose last album was 2020's 'The Kingdom', are currently touring North America with Alice In Chains and Breaking Benjamin.


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