Sunday, 02 October, 2022

Rolling Stones release their first new song in eight years, Living In A Ghost Town

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Mick Jagger claimed he was “devastated” to be suspending the US tour

The Rolling Stones have produced their 1st new single in 8 many years, Dwelling In A Ghost City.

The sparse blues keep track of references the coronavirus disaster, with Sir Mick Jagger singing: “Existence was so attractive, now we all received locked down / Really feel like a ghost, dwelling in a ghost town.

In a assertion, the band explained the keep track of was originally recorded a calendar year in the past in LA but was “finished in lockdown”.

“We thought would resonate through the occasions we’re dwelling in,” Sir Mick claimed.

Speaking to Apple Tunes, the singer disclosed the keep track of had been created “in 10 minutes” throughout a jam session past February.

“It wasn’t written for now but it was composed about becoming in a location which was comprehensive of daily life, and then now that’s all bereft of lifetime, so to talk,” he informed Zane Lowe.

“And when I went back again to what I’d created at first lyrically, it was all whole of plague phrases and things like that.

“Keith Richards and I both equally had the idea that we should really launch it. But I mentioned, ‘Well I have received to rewrite it – some of it is not likely to perform and some of it was a little bit bizarre and a little bit much too dark’.”

Richards reported the song experienced been completed “by way of satellite” just before getting released on Thursday.

“It is kind of eerie when abruptly it can be coming to daily life,” he claimed. “We type of did it from outer space. But I basically favored the way it turned out.

‘I’m very hard on myself’

Living In A Ghost Town is the very first primary music the band have introduced since two new tracks – Doom and Gloom and 1 Much more Shot – featured on their 2012 Best Hits album Grrr!

Before that, their last album of new product was 2005’s A More substantial Bang.

“Yeah, it was so extensive,” Sir Mick advised Apple. “And I assume 1 of the challenges I individually have with it is that it is really quickly that you want it to be definitely very good.

“So I really don’t just want it to be a fantastic album, I want it to be wonderful. You know? Yes, I’m pretty hard on myself. If I produce anything or if I produce some thing with Keith Richards or what ever, it can be likely to be terrific. It can’t just be great.”

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The band headlined Glastonbury pageant in 2013

The singer said he hoped to end a lot more tracks while in isolation, but additional: “you can find of course no substitute for becoming with each other”.

He also acknowledged it was difficult to say when the band would be able to resume their planet tour, which was postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

“The full touring issue, we you should not know what is likely to be going on,” he mentioned. “We really don’t know when there is heading to be the up coming football match. We don’t know when the following tour outside’s going to be.

“You would think about that taking part in exterior would be far more nutritious than playing inside, but you you should not know… This is all in the realm of conjecture.”

The Stones were being last observed on the A single World: Collectively At Dwelling live performance past weekend, taking part in with each other from 4 separate locations – whilst drummer Charlie Watts did not look to have a drum package in his house.

As a substitute, he banged on flight instances and the arm of a sofa for their rendition of You Can’t Often Get What You Want.

Reflecting on the current scenario, Sir Mick stated he was “very knowledgeable of how fortunate I am.”

“A large amount of folks lost their careers and it is really not your fault. It truly is situations absolutely out of your regulate. It can be not as even though I did a lousy career or I screwed up on my work and received fired,” he explained.

“And also the less revenue you have, the a lot more concerns you have. So for lots of men and women, it is really definitely challenging.

“It is really been a horrible time for every person. But some individuals worse than other individuals.”

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