NEW YORK | The Rolling Stones were released Thursday, their first new original song since 2012, “Living in a Ghost Town” (” Living in a ghost town “), as particularly adapted to the pandemic.
“The Stones were recording in the studio for new songs before the confinement, and it has been found that a song — Living In A Ghost Town — résonnerait more particularly, in this period,” said Mick Jagger on Twitter.
In an interview with Apple’s Music, he and his bandmate Keith Richards were said to have written this song 4 minutes ago more than a year.
“It was not written for now, this was one of weird stuff,” said the rocker, legend, aged 76 years. “It was on a place which before was full of life, and finds himself without a life… I just played the guitar and I wrote it quickly, in 10 minutes,” he added.
Before releasing this new single, the singer has slightly changed the lyrics to better fit the air of the time.
Certain things “weren’t working, or seemed weird or” too dark “, he said.
The new lyrics speak of chaos, destruction, and loneliness of isolation.
“Please let this be over (Let it end)/ Stuck in a world without end (stuck in a world without end) “, said the song.
“It’s strange to see it suddenly come to life,” said Keith Richards, noting that he had thought out during the pandemic. “And then Mick called me and said the same thing, great minds think alike “.
The famous british group, has spent a good part of the last two decades touring, but the coronavirus has suspended their projects.
He had to give 15 concerts in North America starting 8 may, but all of them have been suspended.
“Living in a Ghost Town” is their first original song since “Doom and Gloom” and ” One More Shot “, which is included in 2012 album ” GRRR! ”
They have not released a true new album since “A Bigger Bang” in 2005, but have shown in recent years to work slowly to a new set of songs.
Last Saturday, the Stones were featured in a concert virtual organized by the organization Global Citizen in collaboration with Lady Gaga, to support the caregivers mobilised in the face of the pandemic.
The four members of the group have played, each from his living room, their hit ” You Can’t Always Get What You Want “.