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Spinning stone has released their first original music since 2012, a new single – and rather apocalyptic – titled Living in a Ghost Town.

Mick Jagger said the band was “recording some new material before the lockdown and there is one song that we think will resonate through the times when we live now. We have dealt with it separately. And here it is.”

Keith Richards said: “We cut this song over a year ago in LA for a new album, an ongoing thing, and then bad luck. Mick and I decided this really needed to go to work now and here you have it. “

A moody song, usually stuttering, the lyrics seem to refer to the coronavirus crisis, in the line: “Life is so beautiful / Then we are all locked … Please let this end / Trapped in a world without end.”

Elsewhere, Jagger sings chaos (“Glasses are all destroyed / Trumpet all screams”) and social collapse:

All preachers all preach
Amal begged
Politicians deal
Thieves like to steal
All widows cry
There are no beds left for us to sleep
Always have feelings
Everything will collapse.

Last week, an isolated band performed with you, not always being able to get what you wanted through four separate video links One World: Together at Home, a concert for charity and the World Health Organization, jointly organized by Lady Gaga. 79-song album version of the eight-hour event has been released.

The Rolling Stones performed at the One World charity event: Together at Home. Photo: Getty Images for Global Citizens

The Rolling Stones’ latest original material comes out as part of the 2012 best Grrr compilation, which features two new songs: Doom and Gloom, and One More Shot. Since then they have released the album cover of the blues, Blue and lonely, in 2016, and another hit compilation, Honk, in 2019. Their last album of original material was A Bigger Bang 2005.

The Quartet is approaching a 60-year milestone in business, after Jagger and Richards formed a group in 1962.

Despite a combined age of 302, they still often live, and have toured every year since 2012. They are There are no filter tours starting in September 2017, with the next leg originally scheduled for North America in early May. The band postponed it due to the coronavirus crisis, apologized and said they were “very disappointed”. The replacement date has not been scheduled.

Speaking more deeply about Living In a Ghost Town to Zane Lowe on Apple Music, Jagger said he originally wrote the song in 10 minutes, but made a small rewrite after the coronavirus crisis.

He also sympathizes with those who suffer: “20 million people lose their jobs completely because of something that has nothing to do with them. And also the less money you have, the more worries you have. So for many people, this is very difficult. I mean, I have friends and they live in very small apartments in big cities and they have nowhere to go and they lose their jobs. I am very, very lucky and I am very aware of how lucky I am, but not everyone is as lucky as me. “


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