Rock powerhouse Slash Ft. Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators will release a brand new album titled Living The Dream on the 21st of September via Slash’s own label Snakepit Records, in partnership with Sony Music Australia. The group has recently unleashed ‘Driving Rain’ to radio—the first single off Living The Dream.
“This is a riff I specifically remember playing with the guys for the first time at a venue in New Hampshire on the World on Fire tour,” Slash explains. “It’s a cool guitar part we ran through, and from that point forward the rest of the song started to come together in my mind, while on the road. We put it all together this year and Myles came up with a great melody for it.” Myles Kennedy adds, “The riff is very reminiscent of vintage Aerosmith. It’s got a certain funk to it that’s compelling. Lyrically, it’s a story about somebody who works on the road—it could be a musician, and it could be a travelling salesman. What makes it interesting is this guy has an addict girlfriend or spouse who continues to relapse, and she ends up getting him to come home. She’s miserable and falls back into bad old habits, and that compels him to head back to her to save the day.”
Stream ‘Driving Rain’ below.
Living The Dream is Slash’s fourth solo album, and third with his band mates: Myles Kennedy (vocals), Brent Fitz (drums), Todd Kerns (bass and vocals) and Frank Sidoris (guitar and vocals). SMKC has also unveiled the artwork for the new album which was created by Ron English; a starry eyed skull sporting Slash’s signature top hat. Instead of the metal detailing around Slash’s actual hat, the illustrated hat is adorned with smiley faces with skeletal mouths.
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You can pre-order Living The Dream here.
Album tee and hoodie bundles are available here.
Watch the trailer for Living The Dream below.
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