The time is ticking for Slash & The Conspirators to release their album 4 on February 11th, 2022 via Gibson Records / Sony Music Australia. Fans are salivating at the pending release of the Guns N’ Roses guitarist’s upcoming release, along with Alterbridge‘s Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators, who have joined Slash on his prior three solo records under the same moniker.
Upon announcement of 4 Slash, Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators released post-pandemic song ‘The River Is Rising‘ which got all of our attention. In the lead-up to Christmas, the iconic guitarist has unloaded another track off the upcoming record, this one titled ‘Fill My World’ which hones in on power ballads and some really ’80s-esque rock n’ roll chique.
On ‘Fill My World‘ – Slash says:
“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.”
Kennedy then 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!”
Take a listen to ‘Fill My World’ below, and perhaps you’ll have a furry friend to relate it to.
Words by Ricky Aarons (@rickysaul90)
Slash Feat. Myles Kennedy And The Conspirators – 4 track-listing
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