The Rolling Stones have dropped surprise single "Living In A Ghost Town", their first new material in eight years.
The aptly titled "Living In A Ghost Town" is the group's first original song since 2012's GRRR! LP, which featured their newest tracks "Doom and Gloom" and "One More Shot".
Rolling Stones' new offering was recorded between London and LA, and finished during the isolation period.
In a new interview with Zane Lowe for his Apple Music Beats 1 show, Mick Jagger said of the new single, "It wasn’t written for now, but it was just one of those odd things. It was written about being in a place which was full of life but is now bereft of life so to speak…I was just jamming on the guitar and wrote it really quickly in like 10 minutes."
He added, "Keith Richards and I both had the idea that we should release it. But I said, ‘Well I’ve got to rewrite it.’ Some of it is not going to work and some of it was a bit weird and a bit too dark. So I slightly rewrote it. I didn’t have to rewrite very much, to be honest. It’s very much how I originally did it."
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