Oct. 22 — Slash ft. Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators will release their new album in the new year.
The band is scheduled to release its simply-titled album, 4, Feb. 4 through Gibson Records. In anticipation of the album’s release, the band premiered the video for the album’s lead single, ‘The River is Rising’ Friday.
Shot in downtown Los Angeles with Gibson TV and directed by Todd Harapiak, the video features Slash, Kennedy and the rest of the band in a large warehouse/studio setting performing the new catchy, upbeat rocker.
Slash talked about the song’s musical arrangement during a recent interview.
“There’s two or three songs on the record that were written during the pandemic; everything else was written before,” he said. “‘The River is Rising’ was one of the last songs I wrote before we started pre-production, and because it was so fresh and has a certain groove and energy to it, it was the first thing we really attacked. It’s the newest song on the record, and as for the double-time part, that was something that I came up with and tagged onto the end of the arrangement. Then when we were over at RCA, Dave Cobb suggested we do it right after the breakdown. So, we went straight into the fast part, and I just started doing the guitar solo over it. It was one of those things where we were jamming around, trying to fish out the arrangement, and it just happened.”
Kennedy expanded on Slash’s comments, explaining the the message in the song’s lyrical theme.
“The lyric ultimately explores how humans can be brainwashed or indoctrinated by some sort of dangerous idea. Once we shot the demo back and forth a few times, I personally felt confident that we had the album opener. To me, it’s an important track.”
In related news, Gibson will commemorate the release of 4, the band’s first record with Gibson Records, with the release of a first-ever, limited edition Slash Les Paul album 4 package on Feb. 11. Only 250 of these packages, which include a Slash Les Paul guitars will be available. They will be available here and through select Gibson dealers. Along with the guitar, the package also features a vinyl copy of the album, guitar pick, signed band picture, and album decal sticker.
In related news, the band is scheduled to launch a tour in support of its new album Feb. 8 in Portland, OR. The tour is scheduled to run through March 26 in Orlando, FL and features planned performances in cities nationwide, such as Milwaukee, WI; Seattle, WA and Waterloo, NY.
Spotify fans will have early access to tickets at 10 a.m. local time Tuesday. American Express card holders can get tickets at 10 a.m. local time Wednesday 10 p.m. local time Thursday. General sale tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. local time Friday.
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