In the video for “The One That You Hated,” former Guns N’ Roses drummer Steven Adler takes on destructive relationships with his new band. “The lyrics are about two people that are no good for each other, but for whatever reason won’t break up,” says frontman Jacob Bunton. “Maybe it’s the sex, maybe it’s the convenience, maybe they’re just scared to move on and start over, but a lot of people seem to be attracted to the people that they hate. Love and hate are intimately linked within the human brain.”
Although it’s an early Adler track, “Hated” was one of the last songs the band recorded for their album. “One night Slash was at the studio and we played him a couple of the songs,” reveals Bunton. “When this song started playing, he was grinning ear to ear, so we knew either it’s a kick-ass song or it’s so bad we’re making him laugh.”
For Adler, the new project is an invigoration, a fresh breath of creativity. “I love the music we’re creating!” he says. “I haven’t been this excited about my band since the GN’R days.” “Hated” is the first single off the band’s debut album, Adler. No release date has been set.