UMEDuff McKagan has released a new song called "Last September," a track off the Guns N' Roses bassist's upcoming solo album, Tenderness. You can download it now via digital outlets.
The lyrics of "Last September," McKagan explains, were inspired by the #MeToo movement.
"I heard and read some awful stories," McKagan says in a statement. "As the father of two girls, I felt the need to write this song. If I have any job in the world, it's to protect the women in my life."
"I wanted to make the man in the song as awful as possible," he continues. "I wanted to make him a warning. We hear stories of people showing signs beforehand…and we hear also that something could have been done. I don't have an answer, and the song doesn't either. The hope is to simply raise awareness of distressing signals that some may display."
Tenderness is due out May 31. McKagan will kick off a U.S. tour in support of the record May 30 in Philadelphia.
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