Mick Jagger new songs
Mick Jagger has issued videos for a pair of new songs: "England Lost" and "Gotta Get A Grip."
The Rolling Stones frontman dropped the tracks on Thursday, the day after his 74th birthday.
"I'm excited to share new music with you!," says Jagger. "I started writing these two songs a few weeks back and wanted to get them out to you straight away. Doing a whole album often takes a long time, even after finishing it, with all the record company preparations and global release set up. 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. Enjoy them."
The rocker explains that he wrote the surprise tracks about the current climate in the UK as a reaction to the "anxiety [and] unknowability of the changing political situation. " We obviously have a lot of problems. So am I politically optimistic" No," adding, "I didn't want to wait until next year when these two tracks might lose any impact and mean nothing."