Mick Jagger released two new songs and remixes ft. Tame Impala & Skepta
Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger has released two new, politically-charged songs today, "England Lost" and "Gotta Get A Grip," as well as their accompanying videos (both directed by Saam Farahmand). "I started writing these two songs a few weeks back and wanted to get them out to you straight away," says Mick. "I feel a slight throwback to a time when you could be a bit more free and easy by recording and putting it out there immediately."
The video for "England Lost," shot in stark black-and-white, depicts an unsettling story of a man escaping an unnamed force, while the sweat-filled video for "Gotta Get A Grip," which features Jemima Kirke of Girls, shows a nighclub exploding into chaos. Both tracks have Jagger exploring themes such as xenophobia, excess, and paranoia. Additionally, Jagger invited other artists to remix the tracks, such as Tame Impala's Kevin Parker reworking "Gotta Get A Grip," and Skepta dropping a verse on "England Lost." You can watch the videos for both tracks, including the remixes, below.
Speaking of, Tame Impala will be playing an intimate show at Port Chester's Capitol Theatre tonight (7/27) ahead of their set at NYC's Panorama festival Saturday (7/29). Tickets for tonight's show, as well as Panorama passes, are still available.
Jagger isn't the only septuagenarian English rocker to release new music today, as Ringo Starr recently dropped "We're On The Road Again," which notably featured fellow Beatle Paul McCartney.