The Coronavirus pandemic may have brought everything to a standstill, but musicians and performers are still going on, releasing new music, holding concerts from home. The iconic group The Rolling Stones also surprised fans as they dropped the track ‘Living In A Ghost Town’- their first original single in eight years! The rock band, consisting of Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Ronnie Wood, and Charlie Watts released the track on Thursday, much to the delight of their many fans. The song and its lyrics are so relatable and it is befitting for the times we’re living in.
The Rolling Stones had released their last single before this, One More Shot, back in 2012. Living In The Ghost Town was recorded in LA and London last year, but they then decided to release the song earlier than was planned because of the Coronavirus outbreak. This song will be featured in their upcoming album along with other tracks. The lyrics “Life was so beautiful Then we all got locked down Feel like a ghost living in a ghost town”, will be stuck in your head for a long time. A Rolling Stones song was just what we needed to try and get through the lockdown.
Sharing about the song, Mick Jagger took to his Instagram and wrote, “The Stones were in the studio recording new material before the lockdown and one song called Living In A Ghost Town we thought would resonate through the times we’re living in. It’s out everywhere at 5pm BST today and you can hear the track and interview on @beats1official now, hope you like it!” Check out the song below:
Speaking about the track to New Zealand radio DJ Zane, Daily Mail quoted Mick Jagger saying, “'It wasn't written for now but it was written about being in a place which was full of life, and then now there's all bereft of life, so to speak.”
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