The Rolling Stones have released their first original music since 2012, with a new, spooky single ‘Living In A Ghost Town’.
In a press release, Mick Jagger revealed that the band began working on the single before the coronavirus pandemic. Explaining that the band started “recording some new material before the lockdown and there was one song we thought would resonate through the times that we’re living in right now. We’ve worked on it in isolation. And here it is.”
Keith Richards added: “We cut this track well over a year ago in LA for a new album, an ongoing thing, and then shit hit the fan. Mick and I decided this one really needed to go to work right now and so here you have it.”
Listen to the track below.
Earlier this month the band joined forces in isolation to perform their classic track ‘You Can’t Always Get What You Want’ via One World: Together at Home, a Lady Gaga-curated concert that raised funds for a bunch of charities on the coronavirus frontline and the World Health Organisation.
In partnership with Global Citizen, Gaga raised over $128 million. So far, $55.1 million of the funds that were raised have gone to benefit the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund for WHO, who are “leading and coordinating the global effort with a range of partners, supporting countries to prevent, detect, and respond to the pandemic.”
The remaining $72.8 million is being received by local and regional first responders on the front line, and the challenges they face in the wake of COVID-19. “Food banks are providing meals to millions of families whose children are usually fed at school, shelters and community organisations are ensuring housing is safe and secure, and financial institutions are offering loans and assistance to those finding themselves without work.”