Living In A Ghost Town

The new song is out!

The official text reads:

As you may know, the Rolling Stones had been in the recording studio working on new music before the lockdown and one particular track they’ve been working on – ’Living In A Ghost Town’ – really resonates with what we’re living through right now, so they wanted to share it with you.

Recorded in LA, London and in isolation.

You can pre-order this in the following formats (as of today):

  • Purple Vinyl – €11.99
  • Orange Vinyl – €11.99
  • CD – €4.99
  • T-shirt €29.00

at: StonesStore UK / /

Review from Alexis Petridis, The Guardian: Referencing the coronavirus crisis over sleazy dub-influenced backing, this is a light, trim and relevant sound for the Stones

Here’s a nice interview with Mick by Zane Lowe of New Music, talking about the new song, Stones+Beatles, performing live etc.
Running time: 5:28 (wish it would had asted longer…)

Listen to Keith, introducing the new song:

And listen to Mick, introducing the new song:

Aaand listen to Ronnie, introducing the new song:

Rolling Stone writes: Rolling Stones Drop New Song, ‘Living in a Ghost Town’ – Surprise release is their first original song in eight years

Here’s some more technical infos:

Living In A Ghost Town

Released: 23 April, 2020
Recording date: Late January-February 2019, mid-2019 & March-April 2020
Recording locations: Henson Recording Studios, Los Angeles, USA / British Grove Studios, London, England / La Fourchette (Mick Jagger’s home studio), Pocé sur Cisse, France

Lead Vocals: Mick Jagger
Background Vocals: Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Ron Wood
Guitars: Keith Richards, Ron Wood, Mick Jagger
Drums: Charlie Watts
Bass: Darryl Jones
Keyboards: Matt Clifford
Saxophone: Matt Clifford
French Horn: Matt Clifford
Flugelhorn: Matt Clifford

Composers: Jagger/Richards
Producers: Don Was, Matt Clifford & The Glimmer Twins
Engineers: Krishna Sharma, Matt Clifford
Mixer: Cenzo Townshend