Slash, many things can be said about the top hatted musician. For one, he saved the 80’s music scene by moving away from the spandex and hairspray and moved back to Jeans and leather that true rockers wore. On the other hand you could say that he partied too hard, but hey it was the 80’s in L.A. it kind of came with the territory. But when I think of Slash I think of three things a Gibson Les Paul, a Marshall Stack, and unique riffs for days. It was no surprise to me that Slash’s release was full of these unique riffs and had his signature Les Paul/Marshall sound throughout.
The song is entitled ‘You’re A Lie’ and will be the first single off Slash’s new album ‘Apocalyptic Love’ (Eagle). The music for the track was written by Slash but the lyrics were written by the very talented Myles Kennedy (Alter Bridge). In an interview with Rolling Stone Slash said that this was the last song they worked on in the studio, but the first they released.
The song itself is a very guitar driven track. The opening of the track starts with an intro of very ballsy power chords, and then smashes into a riff reminiscent of some of Slash’s work in Velvet Revolver. The verse itself has some interesting guitar work with a very speedy riff that builds back up to the rocking main riff. When the chorus ends you are taken back into another verse then another chorus which leads to an interesting bridge which features layered, but not overdone guitar parts. The guitar solo followed the bridge; the solo itself was tasteful and precise as most of Slash’s solos are.
Overall ‘You’re A Lie’ is a great track for an intro to Slash’s new solo record, but I would like to see what else he does on the record. When Slash releases something you know it’s going to be quality, whether it be with Snakepit, Velvet Revolver, or his current project. So Pick up ‘Apocalyptic Love’ when it comes out May 22nd.
Check Out The Track which is now streaming via Rolling Stone Here
Also Check Out The Making of the album below: