Album '4', interview with Slash and Miles Kennedy: 'That point where you wave the white flag'

Daily / Interview - 07 March 2022 05:30

4 is the new album of Slash, Miles Kennedy and the Conspirators

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'Whatever Gets You By' has a distinctive riff

SLASH: I love the riff – it's one of my favorite things on the record. And the arrangement is really very simple. I had the riff and I kept playing it and playing it, and when I went in to record a demo the next change spontaneously came out, and that’s what the chorus ended up being. Just making it up on the spot and going, "Oh, that works." But, it was really all about the groove and getting that sort of greasy, heavy stomp thing going. And that was it. It came together super-fast after that.

KENNEDY: Initially when I wrote the lyrics, and this is going to sound really weird, it was when the trading app Robinhood was all over the news. I remember watching all of that and going, “Wow, what is happening with all these day traders?” But as I stepped away from it, to me, the lyric really boils down to people doing whatever they need to do to get by in life – just staying present and letting the chips fall where they may. It's ambiguous enough to where it can have multiple meanings, which is something I try to achieve as a lyricist.

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