Slash revealed that the new single from 4, his upcoming album with Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators, is about a dog.
The track is "Fill My World" and Slash says that after making the demo he thought, "I don't know what the guys are going to think… Because it has a certain sentimental kind of feel to it. But I sent it to Myles, and he came back with these heartfelt lyrics. I thought it was about the loss we've all been suffering during this dark period, and then he told me it was about his dog. I said, 'Well, you know, everybody has had somebody that they love affected by this, so…'"
Kennedy adds, "So, I have this little Shih Tzu named Mozart. He tries to act all tough, but he's really not. And on one occasion, we couldn't get home, our flight was delayed, and there was a really intense storm over our house. We have one of those little camera systems to keep an eye on the dog when we can't be there, and we saw him just freaking out. It was heartbreaking to watch. It terrified the little guy. So, the narrative of the song is inspired by what I imagined he might have been thinking as it all went down. And his plea to us to come home."