SLASH FEATURING MYLES KENNEDY AND THE CONSPIRATORS have released the official music video for the song “Call Of The Wild”. The clip was shot in Poland during the band’s “Living The Dream” 2019 tour and was directed by Sturge Media.
“Call Of The Wild” is taken from SLASH FEATURING MYLES KENNEDY AND THE CONSPIRATORS‘ latest album, “Living The Dream”, which was released last September via Slash‘s own label Snakepit Records, in partnership with Roadrunner Records.
Regarding the “Call Of The Wild” track, Slash says: “‘Call Of The Wild’ is a riff I brought to the band when we were on a break during the ‘World On Fire’ tour. I can’t remember the nucleus of it or where it came from, but it just was a cool riff and something I felt pretty strongly about. In my mind, it was always of paramount importance to get back to that particular riff and chord progression. Sometimes you get an idea and you’re committed to it and you have to see it through. And this was one of those ideas.”
Added singer Myles Kennedy: “It’s probably one of my favorite riffs on the record. And the whole thing came together really nicely. The lyric revolves around the idea of burning out on this technology-obsessed world that we live in and coming to the realization that it’s time to power down and get back to the essence of living. ‘Call of the wild,’ you know?”
“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 and vocals) and Frank Sidoris (guitar and vocals). The artwork was created by renowned visual artist Ron English.
“It’s a natural progression from ‘World On Fire’, for sure,” Slash said of the new album. “I think it has a little more diversity — some of the ideas are not really what I would consider to be predictable.” At the same time, he adds, “The record is also a bit more structured, with songs that are shorter and more to the point than last time.” Kennedy concurred. “I don’t know that there are as many of those sort of ‘epic sonic journeys’ that we took on the last record,” he said. “Although there are songs that take you on a trip, like ‘Lost Inside The Girl’. But overall, a lot of these songs — things like ‘My Antidote’, ‘Read Between The Lines’, ‘Slow Grind’ — they’re pretty precise statements, and they definitely fall in line with the type of sound we’re known for. There’s a certain type of sonic calling card that we’ve developed over the years, and you can hear it front and center on this record.”
“It’s just a snapshot of where we’re at,” Slash continued, summing up “Living The Dream”. “Which is what we’re going for with each new album — to be present in what we’re doing and come up with something that is representative of and reflects this moment in time.”