After singer Scott Weiland died earlier this month, his former Stone Temple Pilots bandmates penned a letter thanking him, writing, “The memories are many, and they run deep for us.” Now, Robert and Dean DeLeo and Eric Kretz have released the master track for a song they recorded together.
“Recently the three of us sat down together to share our memories of Scott and take a moment to reflect on the amazing times we shared,” the band said in a statement. “We put the master up of a song called “Atlanta” from the No. 4 record that we feel really highlights the true brilliance of Scott. We would like to share it with you.”
STP also shared a video of the three musicians toying with the mixing board to isolate Weiland’s vocals. Around the 3:44 mark, the trio drop out everything but Weiland and an acoustic guitar, and the result is moving. “It really is remarkable, what he came up with,” Dean DeLeo says.
The statement continues: “Having the opportunity to listen to these tracks individually reveal the beauty of Scott’s lyrical and melodic gift. This is one of the many musical moments we shared together. It is in this way we would like to remember Scott.”