The Call Of The Wild

Album: Living The Dream (2018)

Songfacts®:

  • The seeds of this song were first planted during a break on the World On Fire tour when Slash brought a riff to the rest of the band. He recalled in a track-by-track breakdown:

    "I can't remember the nucleus of it or where it came from, but it just was a cool riff and something I felt pretty strongly about. In my mind, it was always of paramount importance to get back to that particular riff and chord progression. Sometimes you get an idea and you're committed to it and you have to see it through. And this was one of those ideas."
  • Once Slash had shown him his riff idea, singer Myles Kennedy put together some lyrics. He explained they revolve around "the idea of burning out on this technology-obsessed world that we live in and coming to the realization that it's time to power down and get back to the essence of living."
  • The song's music video was shot in Poland during Slash and the band's Living The Dream 2019 tour. It was directed by Sturge Media.

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