A decade and four albums into their career, Slash ft. Myles Kennedy &The Conspirators haven’t been deterred by any obstacles in their path–including a global pandemic. Slash ft. Myles Kennedy &The Conspirators have announced today, October 22 they’ll release their new album titled 4 on February 11, 2022, via Gibson Records, in partnership with BMG. 4 is Slash’s fifth solo album and fourth overall with his band featuring Myles Kennedy (Vocals), Brent Fitz (Drums), Todd Kerns (Bass & Vocals) and Frank Sidoris (Guitar & Vocals).
A vibrant rock album fueled by memorable guitar hooks and compelling melodies, big choruses, and even bigger riffs; 4 builds on the legacy of SSlash ft. Myles Kennedy &The Conspirators’ prior work. That sensibility comes through immediately on the opening track and first single, “The River Is Rising.” The group has unleashed “The River Is Rising” –today, to radio. Watch and share the official video for “The River Is Rising” -shot on location in downtown Los Angeles with Gibson TV director Todd Harapiak.
Slash describes the creation of the song “The River Is Rising,” “There’s two or three songs on the record that were written during the pandemic; everything else was written before. ‘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.” While Myles Kennedy adds, “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.”