In a recent interview with Basel Meets podcast, Guns N’ Roses guitarist Slash has revealed the song that he wrote for popular TV series The Walking Dead.
He talked about the song called “The One You Loved Is Gone” and said that “believe it or not… I wrote the intro for The Walking Dead”.
Here’s the statement:
“We never really discussed [the lyrical approach prior to writing it]… Whenever we write music or write anything, I’ll just come up with a very simple arrangement of ideas for one song, and [Myles Kennedy will] start coming up with melodies. And we’ll work up the whole song, the whole arrangement together with Brent [Fitz, drums] and Todd [Kerns, bass] and get it so that we have all the arrangements together.
And then, when we’re in the studio is when the ideas for his lyrics really crystalize. So where his ideas for lyrics come from could be a completely different place from where the music idea came from.”
On how he wrote the song, he said:
“Initially, that song was inspired — believe it or not… I wrote the intro for [AMC zombie drama] ‘The Walking Dead’. Because at that time, ‘The Walking Dead’ didn’t really have any other music outside of its score music, and so I was trying to push them to play an original song on there. But they wouldn’t go for it. ‘Cause it’s me, and they don’t wanna have any recognizable existing names as part of ‘The Walking Dead’ world.
And so it never happened, but it was always a good musical idea. And I introduced it to Myles to see if would come up with something so we could create a song for ‘The Walking Dead’. So he had some melodies and whatnot, but the lyrics became something completely different by the time we recorded it in 2018.”
Click here to entire interview via Blabbermouth.
The song featured on Slash ft. Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators’ latest album “Living The Dream” which was released on September 21, 2018. You can listen it from below.