The much-anticipated new song is accompanied by an accompanying video. According to Audacy, the song was “written and recorded by Axl Rose, Slash, and Duff McKagan this year,” and it is their “first collective new composition and recording together in 30 years since 1993’s The Spaghetti Incident?” While Slash and Duff contributed more to the official version of “Perhaps” than the band’s 2021 singles “Hard Skool” and “ABSUD” (both of which were adapted from years-old demos), “Perhaps” is not a wholly new song. For several years, a rough demo version of “Perhaps” has been floating around, and Guns N’ Roses performed it during a soundcheck before a gig in Israel in June of this year.
Regardless of the song’s roots, new Guns N’ Roses music is always a nice gift for fans, especially when core members Axl, Duff, and Slash are involved. The song could make its live debut during the band’s current 2023 North American tour, which continues until mid-October. Tickets for GN’R’s forthcoming gigs can be purchased at the band’s official website. Several other earlier Guns N’ Roses songs, according to Slash, have also been rewritten throughout the pandemic. “We actually fixed up and did a handful of those songs when we were in lockdown,” he stated on “Trunk Nation With Eddie Trunk.” “Those have yet to be made public.” So those will be revealed. They’re also quite good. So I’m looking forward to those. We’re only going to release one or two tracks, and then another one or two songs. And I believe that will be the case for the majority of them. I’m not sure how many we completed in total.”