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Mick Jagger "Gotta Get a Grip" and "England Lost"
New Mick Jagger songs released July 27, 2017


Mick Jagger released the two new solo songs "Gotta Get A Grip" and "England Lost" on July 27, 2017. Mick wrote the songs in April, and wanted to release them straight away.

Gotta Get A Grip

Mick Jagger about "Gotta Get A Grip":
The message is despite all those things that are happening, you gotta get on with your own life, be yourself and attempt to create your own destiny.

See the video and listen to the song here:

Gotta Get A Grip (official video)

England Lost

Mick Jagger about "England Lost":
It's about the unknowability about where you are and the feeling of insecurity. That's how I was feeling when I was writing. It's obviously got a fair amount of humour because I dont like anything too on the nose but it;s also got a sense of vulnerability of where we are as a country. See the video and listen to the song here:

England Lost (official video)

Remix EP on iTunes:

Mick Jagger : Gotta Get a Grip / England Lost (Reimagined) - EP

IORR forum thread:

Read comments and details about the new Mick Jagger songs on the IORR forum thread:

Mick Jagger "Gotta Get a Grip" and "England Lost"

RollingStone.com reporting

Mick Jagger unveiled two politically charged new songs, "England Lost" and "Get a Grip." The Rolling Stones singer said he penned the tracks in response to the "anxiety [and] unknowability of the changing political situation." He added, "We obviously have a lot of problems. So am I politically optimistic? ... No."

"England Lost" boasts a bluesy breakbeat and finds Jagger recounting the story of a disappointing soccer match, which serves as an analogy for this "difficult moment in our history." He continued, "It's about the unknowability about where you are and the feeling of insecurity. That's how I was feeling when I was writing. It's obviously got a fair amount of humor because I don't like anything too on the nose but it's also got a sense of vulnerability of where we are as a country."

The noir-style video for "England Lost" follows a jittery businessman who discovers he's being followed after leaving work. A chase ensues as the man runs through London then out into the countryside where things get even weirder. The man is hit by a bicyclist, then a car, then dashes into the ocean where he's apprehended by two men who drag him ashore. The townspeople surround him and a little girl tells him flat out, "Pull yourself together."

"Gotta Get a Grip," is a grittier dance rock tune, though it too has a sinister edge. The video is set in an opulent nightclub where extravagance and excess reach a boiling point and explode into chaos while Jagger rails against everything from greed to xenophobia. "Everybody's stuffing their pockets, everybody's on tape," he sneers. "The news is all fake/ Let 'em eat chicken and let 'em eat steak/ Let 'em eat shit, let 'em eat cake."

NME.com reporting

The Rolling Stones frontman says the tracks were inspired by the "changing political situation" in the UK. The iconic musician wrote the songs in April and said he wanted to put them out straight away.

Describing 'Gotta Get A Grip' and 'England Lost' as responses to the "confusion and frustration with the times we live in", Jagger said they were the result of "anxiety, unknowability of the changing political situation".

A spokesperson claims 'England Lost' features Skepta, who Jagger says - along with Kendrick Lamar - is doing "very interesting" things and is "pretty much on the button". Of the collaboration, he said: "Right from the off when I started writing 'England Lost', I imagined having a British rapper on the track ... Skepta stepped in at a moment's notice and I just loved what he did."

Speaking about the track, he said it is "ostensibly" about seeing England lose in the football, but the title gave it a wider importance. "It's about a feeling that we are in a difficult moment in our history," he explained. MPU 1 (Desktop / Tablet)

The rock icon also released 'Gotta Get A Grip', which he says has the message of "despite all those things that are happening, you gotta get on with your own life, be yourself and attempt to create your own destiny."

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