Friday, 24 April 2020

living in a ghost town

Via Nag on the Lake, we are treated to the Rolling Stones’ first single released in eight years—the previous one being “Doom and Gloom.” Mick Jagger conceived of this song a year ago—so the band mates did not endanger, notwithstanding Keith Richard’s inherent indestructability, one another recording some of the tracks in studio together, and deciding that it spoke to the ethos of the moment, decided to produce—Jagger and Richards tweaking the lyrics a bit, and put out the single working remotely, with contemporary footage of ghost towns including Los Angeles, London, New York and Toronto.