BUSH‘s new single, “This Is War”, is taken from the expanded edition of its latest album, “Black And White Rainbows”. Frontman Gavin Rossdale told The Pulse Of Radio he was moved to write the track after watching the horrific events in Charlottesville that erupted last summer when a white supremacist protest turned violent and resulted in a woman’s death. “I saw the riots in Charlottesville and was just amazed at all this level of hatred and bigotry and sort of blaming, you know what I mean?” he said. “Like blaming a race of people, blaming the Jews for whatever your problem is. It just seems like medieval madness. So that song was born.”
The expanded and remastered edition of “Black And White Rainbows” was released digitally through BUSH‘s new deal with BMG, with a CD to follow.
A second new song on the disc, “Alien Language”, was inspired by Rossdale‘s divorce from singer Gwen Stefani.
BUSH, rounded out by drummer Robin Goodridge, guitarist Chris Traynor and bassist Corey Britz, has been touring extensively in support of the new disc, including a North American headlining run earlier this year.
Rossdale recently participated in LINKIN PARK‘s Los Angeles memorial concert for late singer Chester Bennington, performing the song “Leave Out All The Rest”.