Slash Says ‘4’ Is The Best Album He’s Done So Far
Guitarist Slash recently shared a video on his YouTube channel about the making of his upcoming album ‘4.’ At some point in the video, he also revealed why ‘4’ is his best album so far.
Primarily known as the lead guitarist of Guns N’ Roses, Slash also embarked on a solo career in 2009 after recording his eponymous debut album. The album ‘Slash’ featured various musicians and vocalists, and to promote the release, Slash toured with Myles Kennedy, Bobby Schneck, Todd Kerns, and Brent Fitz throughout the years 2010 and 2011.
After concluding his first solo tour, Slash continued working with Kennedy, Kerns, and Fitz during the recordings of his second album. In 2012, they released the album ‘Apocalyptic Love’ as the first album by ‘Slash Featuring Myles Kennedy And The Conspirators.’ So, this became the name of Slash’s backing band, with the addition of Frank Sidoris in 2018.
Although Slash reunited with GN’R in 2016, he has continued his solo efforts. Starting to write for the album during the 2018-19 Living The Dream Tour, Slash announced the album ‘4’ on October 20, 2021, by releasing the song ‘The River Is Rising’ as a single. The album is now scheduled to drop on February 11, 2022.
Recently, Slash shared a video about the making of the album ‘4’ on his official YouTube Channel. As it appears, this is the first episode of a series of videos that is to come. In the video, the guitarist said this is the best album he’s done so far because it was just a straight-up live session. Moreover, he stated they recorded it exactly as they wanted to and credited their producer Dave Cobb.
In the video, Slash said the following:
“The record itself is probably the best one that we’ve done so far. It was just a ball to the wall, just straight-up live session.“
He then continued:
“I talked to Dave Cobb on the phone, and he said all the right things. So, I was sold on that telephone call, and then when we showed up there, it was exactly what we wanted to do.“
You can watch the video below.