The Rolling Stones have released their first new single in eight years, Living In A Ghost Town.
The sparse blues track references the coronavirus crisis, with Sir Mick Jagger singing: “Life was so beautiful, now we all got locked down / Feel like a ghost, living in a ghost town.”
In a statement, the band said the track was initially recorded a year ago in LA but was “finished in lockdown”.
“We thought would resonate through the times we’re living in,” Sir Mick said.
Living In A Ghost Town is the first original song the band have released since two new tracks – Doom and Gloom and One More Shot – featured on their 2012 Greatest Hits album Grrr!
Before that, their last album of new material was 2005’s A Bigger Bang.
The Stones were in the studio recording new material before the lockdown & one song – Living In A Ghost Town – we thought would resonate through the times we’re living in. It’s out at 5pm BST today and you can hear the track and interview on @Beats1 now! https://t.co/MkrRESZwY6 pic.twitter.com/4rHPctkwws
— Mick Jagger (@MickJagger) April 23, 2020
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