Guns N’ Roses bassist Duff McKagan has released a three-song EP in commemoration of Mental Health Awareness Month, featuring the title track “This Is The Song“. “Pass You By” and “It Can’t Come Too Soon” (feat. Shaina Sheperd) complete the EP.
“This Is The Song” was inspired by McKagan‘s struggles with panic disorder. In his words:
‘This Is The Song‘ was written in the middle of a panic attack. I couldn’t breathe and couldn’t see straight, and lately, I have thankfully found my acoustic guitar as a refuge. If I just hold on to that guitar, play chords, and hum melodies, I can start to climb my way out of that hole. For those of you who have never experienced something like this, count yourselves blessed. To those of you who recognize what I am talking about: YOU ARE NOT ALONE!
You can check out the songs below: