Slash wrote the music for Apocalyptic Love
before sending it to his vocalist Myles Kennedy to pen the lyrics. He told Toronto radio host Dave "Bookie" Bookman of 102.1 The Edge: "When Myles wrote 'Starlight
' [from Slash
] back in Cali, I pretty much recognized he's a good lyricist. I don't really need to help him along in that department. So I just sent him the music and he came up with his own ideas and that was how we wrote the whole record."