The Kingdom is the eighth studio album by English rock band Bush. It was originally scheduled to be released in May 2020 but it was later pushed back to a release date of 17 July 2020. The band released two singles prior to the album, the first being "Bullet Holes" which was released in May 2019 and featured in the film John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum, and the second single off the album was "Flowers on a Grave" and was released one year later in March 2020.
Background and title of album
In May 2019, Bush set The Mind Plays Tricks on You as the title of their new studio album, tentatively due in fall 2019.
Gavin Rossdale remarked in May 2018 that the next Bush album would contain "heavier" songs written from an "angrier perspective".
The Upcoming opined that Bush brought "electronic-laced alternative rock" to the new record, comparable to their previous effort Black and White Rainbows. To contrast, Kerrang! detailed that The Kingdom presented "a far heavier, more riff-based and muscular approach" that its 2017 predecessor. Rolling Stone Magazine opined The Kingdom to be a grunge effort, akin to the band's earliest work.
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