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Slash, Myles Kennedy And The Conspirators Continue To Tease '4' With New Track Fill My World

Monday, 06 December 2021 Written by Jon Stickler

Photo: Austin Nelson

Slash, Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators have dropped a new track.

Following The River Is Rising, Fill My World marks the second preview of their upcoming LP, '4', due out on February 11 via new label Gibson Records in partnership with BMG Records.

In contrast to the rocking previous single, the new ballad takes on a slightly stripped back approach, guided by a Sweet Child O' Mine-esque guitar melody topped with some tender, emotion-fuelled lyrics. Slash said:

"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...'"

Singer Kennedy added: "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!"

The band will support the LP with a previously announced North American tour beginning on February 8 in Portland, Oregon. Tickets are on sale now.

In related news, Guns N' Roses are due to return to the UK and Europe in summer 2022. Myles Kennedy, meanwhile, continues his current UK tour at the O2 Academy Glasgow tonight. He put out his sophomore solo LP, 'The Ides Of March', in May.

Slash Upcoming Tour Dates are as follows

Tue February 08 2022 - PORTLAND Oregon - Roseland Theater (USA)
Wed February 09 2022 - SEATTLE Washington - Paramount Theatre Seattle (USA)
Fri February 11 2022 - BROOKS - Cache Creek Casino - Club 88 (USA)
Sat February 12 2022 - SAN FRANCISCO California - Warfield (USA)
Tue February 15 2022 - PHOENIX Arizona - Arizona Federal Theatre (USA)
Wed February 16 2022 - FUNNER California - Harrahs Resort SoCal The Events Center (USA)
Fri February 18 2022 - LOS ANGELES California - YouTube Theater (USA)
Sat February 19 2022 - LAS VEGAS - Theater at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas (USA)
Tue February 22 2022 - SALT LAKE CITY - Eccles Theater - Salt Lake City (USA)
Wed February 23 2022 - DENVER Colorado - Paramount Theatre Denver (USA)
Fri February 25 2022 - KANSAS CITY Missouri - Arvest Bank Theatre at the Midland (USA)
Sat February 26 2022 - PRIOR LAKE Minnesota - Mystic Lake Casino Hotel (USA)
Mon February 28 2022 - MILWAUKEE - Riverside Theater - WI (USA)
Wed March 02 2022 - CHICAGO Illinois - Riviera Theatre - IL (USA)
Fri March 04 2022 - WINDSOR Ontario - Colosseum at Caesars Windsor (Canada)
Sat March 05 2022 - WATERLOO New York - Vine at Del Lago Resort and Casino (USA)
Mon March 07 2022 - BOSTON Massachusetts - House of Blues Boston (USA)
Wed March 09 2022 - SILVER SPRING Maryland - Fillmore Silver Spring (USA)
Fri March 11 2022 - ATLANTIC CITY - Tropicana Casino - NJ (USA)
Sat March 12 2022 - NEW YORK New York - Beacon Theatre (USA)
Mon March 14 2022 - RICHMOND Virginia - Carpenter Theatre at Dominion Energy Center (USA)
Wed March 16 2022 - NASHVILLE Tennessee - Grand Ole Opry House (USA)
Fri March 18 2022 - ATLANTA Georgia - Coca-Cola Roxy Theatre (USA)
Sat March 19 2022 - DURHAM North Carolina - Durham Performing Arts Center (USA)
Mon March 21 2022 - CHARLOTTE North Carolina - Fillmore Charlotte (USA)
Wed March 23 2022 - NORTH CHARLESTON South Carolina - North Charleston Performing Arts Center (USA)
Fri March 25 2022 - CLEARWATER Florida - Ruth Eckerd Hall (USA)
Sat March 26 2022 - ORLANDO Florida - Hard Rock Live - Orlando (USA)

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