Guns N’ Roses bassist Duff McKagan recently shared a new track called ‘Lighthouse’ from his upcoming solo album of the same name and explained the song’s importance to him in a statement.
The musician wrote in his message:
“The crashing … the cresting waves, the falling through of all that surrounds you — life sometimes tosses us around, and we feel the want of comfort and the pull of home. A ship tossed like a toy through the Cape, sails ripped and the wood groaning with the scraping of its ballast … a soul trying with all its might to find peace and a center.
Find a lighthouse. I have my lighthouse … its beacon swirling in the darkness with her warmth and promise of nurture, love, laughter, and all that is true. Won’t you be my lighthouse, give me light … and bring me home.”
McKagan began working on his album in his home studio before the pandemic lockdowns in 2019. It will mark McKagan’s first full solo album since 2019’s ‘Tenderness.’ The 11-song record is scheduled to hit the shelves on October 20 in various formats.
Iggy Pop, Slash, and Jerry Cantrell will be guests on three songs, ‘Hope,’ ‘I Just Don’t Know,’ and ‘Lighthouse.’ Last month, the bassist also released an EP of songs to raise awareness for mental health during the awareness month. McKagan is currently on the road with Guns N’ Roses in Europe.
You can listen to ‘Lighthouse’ below.