WANDERlust is the provocative title for the intriguing first solo album by Gavin Rossdale – an inspired song cycle by the former leader of Bush that turns out to be a trip in its own right.
“The wanderlust I’m talking about isn’t that desire to travel and see the world," Rossdale explains with a grin. “It’s my overwhelming desire to get out and play music for people. I feel like a racehorse that’s been stuck in the stables a bit too long. The doors are locked and no one can find the key -- worse I’m not sure who’s looking for it.” With WANDERlust, the doors - and the floodgates - seem wide open and the result is the most mature, sensual, honest and compelling work of Rossdale’s life in music.
After years spent at the top of rock’s grungy heap -- and then a couple more in a peculiar sort of high-profile musical wilderness -- Rossdale has brought it all back home on a vivid, widescreen rock album that found him working closely with famed producer Bob Rock. Now that WANDERlust is finally completed, Rossdale can hardly wait to get back on the road. “This album is my way of saying `Let me out,’” Rossdale says. “I’d love to take my family with me, but I do have a burning desire to go out and play for people again. I’ve felt too corralled for too long so this deep sort of wanderlust has set in.”
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