Gotten

Album: Slash (2010)
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  • This bluesy ballad features Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine. Slash admitted to the Los Angeles Times that fans may be a bit surprised by some of the people he collaborated with on the album. "I wasn't trying to consciously bridge any generation gaps or to try to be eclectic," the guitarist said. "I wrote the music first, and I took the different styles of music that I was writing and farmed it out to singers who I thought might like it or be appropriate for. So for instance, I'd say, 'Adam Levine would sound amazing on this.' So while that may be way off the beaten Slash path, I knew that's what I would sound great." Slash added: "This was a musical statement for me. I provided music for the singers, and it was an open campus for them to do what they wanted. Some people we collaborated on the music, and did whatever was necessary for that singer to have as much input, and some instances the arrangement I set the demo is the way it came out on the record. They had free rein on the lyrics and the vocal melodies."
  • Slash told Musicradar.com: "It was a piece of music I couldn't let go of. I finally got to the point where I had a complete arrangement and had written string parts on keyboard and recorded a demo. Even the engineer who I was doing the demos with was sick of hearing that song!
    I thought Adam wasn't going to be sure about it. But I went to his house and he actually liked it a lot and he wrote the perfect vocal for it. He sings like an angel on it, and it doesn't sound like Maroon 5 but you can tell it's his voice. I think people will really appreciate the way it sounds."

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