Locked-down Rolling Stones releases the new track 'Living in a Ghost Town'

Locked-down Rolling Stones releases the new track 'Living in a Ghost Town'



On Thursday the Rolling Stones gave their fans some satisfaction by releasing a new track "Living in a Ghost Town," part-recorded during the lockdown of coronavirus.

The track, propelled by a riff and a chanted refrain from Keith Richards, comes with a video showing empty roads and subway stations in London, Los Angeles, Kyoto and other areas.

“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,” Mick Jagger said in a statement.

“We’ve worked on it in isolation. And here it is ... I hope you like it.”

The band said it started recording the track in Los Angeles in 2019. Then, as disease outbreak restrictions began to roll out around the world, they changed some of the lyrics and decided to add other finishing touches to the mix.

In the video, Jagger can be seen singing a tweaked line in a luxuriant, wood-panelled room: “Life was so beautiful then we all got locked down. Feel like a ghost, living in a ghost town.”

Keith Richards said the track had been meant for a new album, “then shit hit the fan ... Mick and I decided this one really needed to go to work right now.”

The announcement comes within a week of the four members of the band performing “You Can’t Always Get What You Want” from their living rooms via a video conference call - part of the global “One World: Together At Home” broadcast brought together by pop icon Lady Gaga.

A group of stars went online for keeping their fans amused during the lockdown.

Over the past month, Bob Dylan released two songs-his first new original material over eight years-including one nearly 17-minute reflection on U.S. assassination. Titled "Murder Most Foul," President John F. Kennedy.

"Living in a Ghost Town" just comes out on streaming and download platforms.

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