Afterlife
by Bush

Album: The Sea Of Memories (2010)
  • This is the first single from The Sea Of Memories, the fifth studio album by British post-grunge band Bush. It was the first studio album Bush released after their 2002 disbandment and 2010 reunion.
  • Frontman Gavin Rossdale told Artist Direct the story behind this love-after-death rock anthem. "I just wanted to write a song about love in another dimension, how that works and following somebody into the afterlife. I began 'Afterlife' with the drums because I really wanted something uplifting and powerful at a different tempo than I'd sung before. It really opened up different sides of my voice in a weird way. I muscle or finesse my way through. It's funny because when I hear the songs done, I'm always a bit shocked. I'm like, 'Wow, that's so cool. How could I ever top that?' Then you find a way to do another song, and it comes together."

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