Interview By Blackdiamond
Since my last catch up in February with FIREWIND creator and Ozzy Osbourne guitarist GUS G. he has been hard at work as ever, recording his second solo album “Brand New Revolution”.
The album is set for release on 24th July via Century Media Records and sees many artists appearing with Gus, some from his first solo recording, “I Am The Fire”, and some new. I caught up with Gus recently to hear all about the new album and find out what’s going on in the world of GUS G, as well as discovering some hints about FIREWIND. Check out the audio interview below, along with some written excerpts from our chat.
Gus explained more about his choices of guests:
“Mats is my main singer, especially in Europe. I’ve done a lot of shows with him and we wrote a lot of songs on the first album. We ended up writing three songs together again. And the Jeff – we wrote a song for each other’s albums last year and I sent him a bunch of material and said ‘check it out, sing over it to get an idea’. It’s just like that you know, there’s no pressure about that.
Jacob, like I said we had just been writing – we did that song on the first album ‘Just Can’t Let Go’, after that I just kept handing him material, as I liked the way both of us kinda collaborated. He’s an awesome songwriter and great singer, I love his voice and we just ended up writing four or five songs.”
Discussing the album tracks, then in particular the album title track Gus revealed:
“I wanted to include that track on ‘I Am The Fire’ and the guys from the American label were like ‘no, no, no, you don’t need that now’ and I was like ‘alright, well I’ll just save it for the next one!’ I think it’s one of those titles that screams for being an album title really.”
During our last interview we discussed what was happening with FIREWIND, so this time I asked Gus for an update on the situation. He told me:
“I’ve got a few new songs I’ve been working on, we’ll see what happens with that. You know, I need to find some down time to develop that. We’re trying to set a goal for the end of 2016 to go out and do some shows if we have any album out. But it’s hard to say at this point. We will come back and do another record.
I’ve been working with somebody right now who I cannot reveal yet, but it’s going pretty good you know. We wrote one song together already and we’re working on a couple more. It sounds good so far!”