Slash ft. Myles Kenney & The Conspirators have unveiled the new song “Fill My World,” off their forthcoming album titled “4” out on February 11, 2022, on Gibson Records, in partnership with BMG. The new song follows the release of first single “The River Is Rising,” now the fastest rising debut of Slash’s career.
Slash describes “Fill My World,” ‘Musically, I came up with it at my studio. It was just the opening riff, and then the underlying chord changes started to come out in my mind. I wasn’t sure if I was going to pursue it or not, but I had to record it and make a demo. I thought, I don’t know what the guys are going to think… Because it has a certain sentimental kind of feel to it. But I sent it to Myles, and he came back with these heartfelt lyrics. I thought it was about the loss we’ve all been suffering during this dark period, and then he told me it was about his dog. [laughs] I said, ‘Well, you know, everybody has had somebody that they love affected by this, so…’ ‘
Myles Kennedy adds ‘So, I have this little Shih Tzu named Mozart – he tries to act all tough, but he’s really not. And on one occasion we couldn’t get home, our flight was delayed and there was a really intense storm over our house. We have one of those little camera systems to keep an eye on the dog when we can’t be there, and we saw him just freaking out. It was heartbreaking to watch. It terrified the little guy. So, the narrative of the song is inspired by what I imagined he might have been thinking as it all went down. And his plea to us to come home. When you listen to it, it could apply to a relationship between humans. But I thought it was interesting, at least for me, to sing it from Mozart’s perspective. And to be really honest, as I was singing the song in the studio, at one point you can hear my voice crack a little bit. It was getting to me. So, it’s definitely sung from the heart. And I’m man enough to admit it!’
A vibrant rock album fueled by memorable guitar hooks and compelling melodies, big choruses, and even bigger riffs; “4” builds on the legacy of Slash ft. Myles Kenney & The Conspirators’ prior work. “4” is Slash’s fifth solo album, and fourth with Slash and his bandmates Myles Kenney (Vocals), Brent Fitz (Drums), Todd Kerns (Bass & Vocals) and Frank Sidoris (Guitar & Vocals).
For “4”, Slash and the band travelled across the country via bus to Nashville, TN, and recorded the new album at the historic RCA Studio A with producer Dave Cobb (Chris Stapleton, John Prine, Jason Isbell, Brandi Carlile), revealing a stunning new sound and style all captured live in the studio. Cobb shared the band’s desire to lay down the tracks live, in the studio including guitar solos and vocals–a first for the group.
The band’s previous albums over the last decade “Apocalyptic Love”, “World on Fire”, and “Living The Dream” have continued on an upward trajectory, all achieving Top 5 charting debuts in the U.S. and reaching the Top 10 on 12 major charts across the globe. To date, the three Slash ft. Myles Kenney & The Conspirators’ albums have now garnered 7 consecutive Top 10 hit Radio singles, spawned sold-out world tours, and have earned Slash and the band the best critical acclaim of their career with their latest album “Living The Dream” (2018).
1. “The River is Rising” 2. “Whatever Gets You By” 3. “C’est La Vie” 4. “The Path Less Followed” 5. “Actions Speak Louder Than Words” 6. “Spirit Love” 7. “Fill My World” 8. “April Fool” 9. “Call Off the Dogs” 10. “Fall Back to Earth