Talking about the upcoming record with Spin, Rossdale said, "Our sound is a bit evolved. It's interesting seeing the reactions to [first single] 'Afterlife' ... Some reactions are, 'Man, this is great! I love it! Bush are back!' Others are, 'This sucks. You should listen to what they were like in 1995' ... If I was really smart I would've made Sixteen Stone over and over and over again. But that's not me."
Everything Always Now will be the band's first studio album in nine years. It's been 16 years since Bush's debut, Sixteen Stone, dropped, establishing the British quartet as one of alternative rock's most commercially successful outfits. For this reunion, only Rossdale and drummer Robin Goodridge remain from the original lineup. And while a U.S. tour is in the works, Rossdale insists that he sees Bush continuing on for years to come. "Obviously, there's danger in nostalgia," he said. "We don't want people to say, 'just please play Sixteen Stone' ... I want to make records that people connect to, and I think I've done that with this one."
You can hear "Afterlife" on the band's website and judge for yourself. Personally, I hope the rest of Everything Always Now is more memorable.
Update: According to the band's website, the album is now called The Sea of Memories and is slated for a September 2011 release.
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