After a month of rumors, Guns N’ Roses finally dropped their new track “Perhaps”.
Back in July, longtime GNR production manager Tom Mayhew said new music was coming “any day now” and would sound like something off of their legendary debut album Appetite For Destruction.
“Perhaps” is a bluesy rocker built around a piano lead that reminds me of the ending section of “November Rain”.
Like “Absurd” and “Hard Skool” from 2022, “Perhaps” has roots in GNR’s Chinese Democracy era. Axl Rose began working on the ill-fated album in 1997 after most of GNR had quit or been fired. By the time of its 2008 release, it became the most expensive rock album ever produced. By today’s standards, a platinum record with a 64 on Metacritic means we can’t objectively call the album a dud; but can it compare with the legacy of Appetite… or the Use Your Illusion albums? That’s a tougher question to answer.
Back to “Perhaps”. Of course, it’s great to have new GNR with Duff McKagan on bass and Slash on lead guitar. But I also think GNR fans eagerly await entirely new music written by the band’s triumvirate of Axl, Slash, and Duff. As of this writing, “Perhaps” is not yet officially on streaming services. Listen to 105-1 The X throughout the day to hear it. Check out this YouTube embed below (while it’s available) and let us know what you think!