New Jagger Political Songs

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Mick Jagger, who turned 74 just last week, has released two politically oriented songs which he says are urgent responses to the “confusion and frustration with the times we live in.”

Jagger has released the songs, titled ‘England Lost’ and’Get a Grip’, last Thursday, July 27.

Jagger told The Telegraph that the songs were a result of the “anxiety (and) unknowability of the changing political situation. We obviously have a lot of problems. So am I politically optimistic? No.”

On ‘England Lost,’ Jagger then sings, “I went to find England and it wasn’t there/ I think I lost it down the back of my chair / I think I’m losing my imagination/ I’m tired of talking about immigration / You can’t get in and you can’t get out / I guess that’s what it’s really all about.”

Jagger said that he started writing the songs in April and that he wanted to release them immediately rather than wait for an album to be finished.

Australian Kevin Parker (of Tame Impala) and British rapper Skepta are featured on the remixes of ‘England Lost.’

The Rolling Stones’ most recent album was the blues effort, “Blue & Lonesome,” released last December and thehe band is also reported to be working on an album of new material. Members gathered this week in London to begin rehearsals for their forthcoming European tour.

Rolling Stones Tour Dates:

Tuesday September 12 2017

Olympic Stadium – Munich – Munich, Germany

Saturday September 16 2017

Red Bull Ring – Spielberg, Austria

Wednesday September 20 2017

Letzigrund Stadion – Zürich, Switzerland

Saturday September 23 2017

Lucca, Italy

Wednesday September 27 2017

Estadi Olímpic Lluís Companys – Barcelona, Spain

Saturday September 30 2017

Amsterdam Arena – Amsterdam, Netherlands

Tuesday  October 3 2017

Parken Stadium – Copenhagen, Denmark

Monday October 9 2017

Esprit Arena – Düsseldorf, Germany

Thursday October 12 2017

Friends Arena – Solna, Sweden

 

 

Brian Wise

Brian Wise was the Editor of Addicted To Noise‘s Australian site from 1997 – 2002. The site won two ONYA Awards as Best Online Music Magazine in 1999 & 2000. He has also been Editor since its reincarnation in 2013. He also presents the weekly music interview program Off The Record on 102.7 Triple R-FM (rrr.org.au) in Melbourne. It is networked to 45+ stations across Australia on the Community Radio Network and is a four-time winner of the Best Music Program Award from the Community Broadcasting Association of Australia. In 2012, it was nominated as a finalist in the Excellence in Music Programming category. Brian was also the Founding Editor & Publisher of Rhythms Magazine and is now its Senior Contributing Editor.

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