The group unleashed “Driving Rain”the first single off LIVING THE DREAM—today, to radio. Listen to “Driving Rain” below and watch the trailer featuring the new song at the bottom of this article.
SLASH describes the creation of “Driving Rain,” “This is a riff I specifically remember playing with the guys for the first time at a venue in New Hampshire on the World on Fire tour,” explains SLASH.
He continues; “It’s a cool guitar part we ran through, and from that point forward the rest of the song started to come together in my mind while on the road. We put it all together this year and Myles came up with a great melody for it.”
MYLES KENNEDY adds, “The riff is very reminiscent of vintage Aerosmith. It’s got a certain funk to it that’s compelling. Lyrically, it’s a story about somebody who works on the road–it could be a musician, and it could be a travelling salesman. What makes it interesting is this guy has an addict girlfriend or spouse who continues to relapse, and she ends up getting him to come home. She’s miserable and falls back into bad old habits, and that compels him to head back to her to save the day.”
LIVING THE DREAM is SLASH’s fourth solo album, and third with SLASH and his bandmates MYLES KENNEDY (Vocals), BRENT FITZ (Drums), TODD KERNS (Bass & Vocals) and FRANK SIDORIS (Guitar & Vocals).
Today, Wednesday, 25th July the band has launched a physical pre-order for LIVING THE DREAM including CD, Heavyweight vinyl and a limited edition Deluxe Premium Set consisting of 2LP Yellow Vinyl within a Premium “Living The Dream” Vinyl-size 20 page Hardback Book, an exclusive one-sided 7” single of “Driving Rain” featuring an etching on the B-side with a special set of SLASH plectrums, Standard Physical CD album and poster.
All formats are available to order along with a limited-edition T-shirt and Hoodie. To view a variety of the LIVING THE DREAM CD/merchandise bundles available now via this link.
The band has also unveiled the album cover art and tracklisting for LIVING THE DREAM which you can view below. The artwork was created by renowned visual artist Ron English.