Living in a Ghost Town: Rolling Stones release a new song on the mood of coronavirus lockdown

The Rolling Stones have unveiled a new song the band thinks is perfect for these coronavirus times.

author_img Mark Kennedy Published :  24th April 2020 05:17 PM   |   Published :   |  24th April 2020 05:17 PM
The Rolling Stones (Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP, File)

The Rolling Stones (Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP, File)

NEW YORK (AP): The Rolling Stones have unveiled a new song the band thinks is perfect for these coronavirus times.

The legendary band released the four-minute slow-burning bluesy and harmonica-driven Living in a Ghost Town on Thursday.

“I'm a ghost/Living in a ghost town/You can look for me/But I can't be found," sings frontman Mick Jagger, who wrote it with guitarist Keith Richards.

Jagger explained that the song was one they were working on long before the global lockdown and the band decided to revisit it in isolation, thinking it “would resonate through the times that we’re living in right now.” Richards added: “Mick and I decided this one really needed to go to work right now.”

The lyrics do certainly sound timely: “I'm going nowhere/Shut up all alone/So much time to lose/Just staring at my phone.”

The Stones’ recently joined forces remotely to perform You Can’t Always Get What You Want for the One World: Together At Home concert.

Other musicians who have recorded coronavirus-related songs include Twenty One Pilots, who released a new standalone single, Level of Concern.

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