Richard Ashcroft takes aim at Bush

The Verve man tells the president to stop using religion

Richard Ashcroft has said that his forthcoming album will show him at his most political.

The former Verve man has explained that ‘Keys To The World’ (out January 23) sees him taking aim at the likes of George W Bush and his neo-con, religion-obsessed allies.

“There’s a track called ‘Why Not Nothing’ about how the world’s turning so conservative and so religious at the same time,” Ashcroft told NME.COM.

“I think it’s up to the songwriters to give another side to the coin and my music does that. It gives another side, it’s not an atheist side but it’s someone saying that they don’t necessarily believe in all that.”