Guns N’ Roses
“I like to think of when we wrote this song, it was like the immaculate inception” Guns N’ Roses have performed their new single ‘Perhaps’ for the first time.
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Following its release, the band performed the song at PNC Park in Pittsburgh on Friday (August 18). You may see some of the footage below.
“Forgive me if I don’t run around and try to project as much because I’m gonna try to figure out how to fucking sing it live,” Axl Rose stated as he introduced the song. “I like to think of it as the immaculate inception when we wrote this song.”
‘Perhaps’ was supposed to be released on August 11, however it was postponed for unclear reasons at the time of publication. Prior to the postponement, a link surfaced briefly on the Universal Music website, allowing enthusiastic fans to pre-save the track on Spotify and Apple Music.
However, fans were able to hear it the next day (August 12) due to an unintentional leak in bars in America. The track, replete with prospective artwork, was made accessible on TouchTunes digital jukebox machines across the United States.
A 7-inch vinyl edition of ‘Perhaps’ has since been confirmed, with the B-side ‘The General’ due out on October 23. Pre-orders can be made here.
The song is from the band’s ‘Chinese Democracy’ era and is the band’s first release since the four-song EP ‘Hard Skool’ in February of last year. The EP was exclusively available on the band’s official store and includes two new tracks they released the year prior – ‘Absurd’ and ‘Hard Skool’ – as well as live versions of ‘Don’t Cry’ and ‘You’re Crazy’.
Fans waiting to see the band in Tel Aviv overheard the musicians practicing ‘Perhaps’ before the event, sparking speculation that Rose and co. were bringing the song back for an official release.
The band recently performed at Glastonbury. The show was praised as “one of their strongest sets in recent years” by NME, but it received a disappointing response since it was delivered to the “wrong crowd.”