Rolling Stones release ‘Living in a Ghost Town’

Song is available via all DSPs

The Rolling Stones have released its first new original song in eight years called “Living In A Ghost Town.” The track, written by Mick Jagger & Keith Richards, is now available via streaming and download. The song was created and recorded in Los Angeles, London and in isolation during the coronavirus pandemic.

The song features Jagger on vocals, backing vocals, harmonica and guitar; Richards on guitar and backing vocals; Charlie Watts on drums; Ronnie Wood on guitar and backing vocals; Darryl Jones on bass; and Matt Clifford on keys, French horn, sax and flugelhorn.

“So the Stones were in the studio 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 – It’s called ‘Living in Ghost Town’ – I hope you like it,” Jagger shares.

“So, let’s cut a long story short. We cut this track well over a year ago in L.A. for part of 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, ‘Living in a Ghost Town.’ Stay safe!” states Richards.

“I enjoyed working on this track. I think it captures a mood and I hope people who listen to it will agree,” comments Watts.

“Thanks so much for all your messages these past few weeks, it means so much to us that you enjoy the music. So we have a brand new track for you, we hope you enjoy it. It has a haunting melody, it’s called Living in A Ghost Town,” states Wood.

No word on whether the song will appear on an upcoming album. The official video will also be available on Thursday afternoon below.

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