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SLASH describes the creation of the song ‘The River Is Rising’, “There are a couple of songs on the record that were written during the pandemic; everything else has been written before. “The River is Rising” was one of the last songs I wrote before I started pre-production, and because it was so fresh and had a certain groove and a certain energy, it was the first thing we really attacked. It’s the most recent song on the album, and as far as the double time part goes, it’s something that I found and marked at the end of the arrangement. Then when we were at RCA Dave Cobb suggested we do it right after the blackout. So we went straight to the quick part, and I just started doing the guitar solo on it. It was one of those things where we were falling out, trying to find the arrangement, and it just happened. While MYLES KENNEDY adds, “The lyrics ultimately explore how humans can be brainwashed or brainwashed by some kind of dangerous idea. Once we shot the demo a few times, I felt personally confident that we had the album opening. For me, this is an important lead.
For 4, SLASH and the band traveled across the country to Nashville, TN, and recorded the new album in historic RCA Studio A with producer Dave Cobb (Chris Stapleton, John Prine, Jason Isbell, Brandi Carlile ), revealing amazing new sound and style captured live in the studio. Cobb shared the group’s desire to create the tracks live, in the studio, including guitar solos and vocals, a first for the group. The band’s previous albums over the past decade, Apocalyptic Love, World on Fire, and Living The Dream, continued on an upward trajectory, all reaching the Top 5 on the Billboard charts in the United States and reaching the Top 10 of 12 charts. major around the world. To date, all three of SMKC’s albums have garnered 10 consecutive Top 5 Radio singles, sold-out worldwide tours and earned SLASH and the band the best critical acclaim of their careers with their latest album. Living The Dream (2018) honored. by the Los Angeles Times, Classic Rock, Guitar World, Loudwire, LA Weekly and more, as their best songs to date.