New Rush album out in May
Rush has announced its 18th studio album, “Snakes & Arrows,” will hit stores May 1. reports that the album will be preceded by the single, “Far Cry,” hitting North American radio outlets in mid-March.
According to drummer Neil Peart in a previous Billboard article, the lyrics of the album are inspired by his motorcycle trip through the U.S., chronicled in his book “Roadshow: Landscape With Drums.”
“Just seeing the power of evangelical Christianity and contrasting that with the power of fundamentalist religion all over the world in its different forms had a big effect on me,” Peart said in the article.
“You try to put your own way of seeing the world into some kind of congruence with other peoples, and that’s difficult for me,” he admits. “I mean, I see the world in what I think to be a perfectly obvious and rational way, but when you go out into it and see the way other people think and behave, and express themselves on church signs, you realize, ‘Well, I’m not really part of this club.'”
Rush is set to tour the album, but dates have yet to be announced.