A Rolling Stone gathers no moss, even in astate of affairs. On Thursday, the Rolling Stones launched Dwelling in a Ghost City, their first new track in eight years. And whereas the tune’s lyrics and video have a becoming theme for the pandemic, that wasn’t the band’s unique intention.
“The Stones had been within the studio recording some new materials earlier than the lockdown and there was one track we thought would resonate by the instances that we’re dwelling in proper now,” lead singer Mick Jagger stated in a press release. “We have labored on it in isolation. And right here it’s — It is known as Dwelling In A Ghost City — I hope you prefer it.”
Elements of the track had been recorded in London and Los Angeles in 2019, however the band members completed the track working in isolation. The title and lyrics appears to suit a world stuffed with cities emptied by stay-at-home orders.
“Life was so stunning, then all of us received locked down,” the lyrics run partially. “Really feel a like ghost dwelling in a ghost city … a lot time to lose simply gazing my cellphone.”
The video earned greater than 100,000 views in two hours on the band’s official YouTube channel, and was additionally accessible on Spotify, Apple Music, Tidal and different companies.
“Seems just like the lockdown simply received a banging theme track,” one Twitter consumer wrote. Mentioned one other, “Wow … cannot wait to see it reside once we’re now not dwelling in Ghost Cities.”
On March 17, the band introduced their 2020 No Filter North American tour can be postponed because of the pandemic. The 15-show tour had been set to kick off in San Diego on Might 8.