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New Mick Jagger Song "Strange Game" out April 1
Posted by: quietbeatle ()
Date: March 29, 2022 14:54

[variety.com]



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Re: New Mick Song This Friday
Posted by: ProfessorWolf ()
Date: March 29, 2022 15:03

so excited can't wait grinning smiley

Re: New Mick Song This Friday
Posted by: TrulyMicks1 ()
Date: March 29, 2022 15:16

Me too!! That’s great news, love Mick’s solo projects!

Re: New Mick Song This Friday
Posted by: NilsHolgersson ()
Date: March 29, 2022 15:33

Cool! Gonna watch the series

Re: New Mick Song This Friday
Posted by: tiffanyblu ()
Date: March 29, 2022 15:50

Exciting!

Re: New Mick Song This Friday
Posted by: Stoneage ()
Date: March 29, 2022 16:11

Still in the eighties I found new "Mick songs" exciting. Not so much since then. New Mick songs often means even more delay on new Stones songs also.

Re: New Mick Song This Friday
Posted by: KRiffhard ()
Date: March 29, 2022 16:16

I hope something better than Gotta Get a Grip/England Lost

Re: New Mick Song This Friday
Posted by: treaclefingers ()
Date: March 29, 2022 16:20

This is freakin' fabulous. I hope he knocks it out of the park.

Re: New Mick Song This Friday
Date: March 29, 2022 16:37

Great! To learn that Mick wasn't involved with the music made me a wee bit skeptical (did I understand that right?), but - hey, it's a new Mick tune! thumbs up

Re: New Mick Song This Friday
Posted by: georgelicks ()
Date: March 29, 2022 17:07

Mick Jagger Talks New Song ‘Strange Game,’ Giving Stones’ 60th Anniversary ‘A Light Touch’
Track will serve as theme for Slow Horses, a new series starring Gary Oldman


How do you get to work with Mick Jagger 60 years into his career? Challenge him.

“Out of the blue, I got an email from a guy I didn’t know, [composer] Daniel Pemberton,” Jagger tells Rolling Stone from England. “I’d heard of him, because he’d done quite a lot of TV and film music, English guy, and he’d gotten a lot of kudos [and] nominations for awards. He said, ‘Would you be interested in doing this TV theme?’ I’m always up for doing something different.”

Jagger rose to the occasion, co-writing and singing “Strange Game,” the dusky, mysterious theme song for Apple TV+’s upcoming new espionage series, Slow Horses. The show adapts Mick Herron’s novels about a group of disgraced and misfit MI5 agents who have been exiled from the head office to work at Slough House for another disgraced spy, Jackson Lamb (Gary Oldman). The series also stars Olivia Cooke, Jonathan Pryce, Kristin Scott Thomas, and Jack Lowden. Both the series and “Strange Game” will debut on Friday.

Jagger found the challenge of writing the song easier than expected since he’d already read three or four books in Herron’s Slough House series. “They’re kind of a new take on spy stories,” he says. “It’s sort of an anti–John le Carré or anti–James Bond. … I’ve always liked that genre, and it’s always nice to see it get slightly reinvented.” When Jagger heard Pemberton’s music, it all clicked together. “It’s got a slight Kurt Weill vibe to it, but it’s still kind of bluesy without being a blues,” he says. “It’s not my usual kind of thing; it kind of is and isn’t.” Between the familiar feel of the music and his familiarity with Herron’s books, Jagger says he “ripped off a whole bunch of lyrics straight away.”

Over a gently lilting, shuffling guitar and percussion line, Jagger sings about misfits, losers, and boozers who “made one mistake” and “got burned at the stake” before it simmers down into something more mysterious. “It’s a strange, strange game,” he sings. “Such a shame, shame, shame.” Echoes of piano call out here and there as he whispers and howls the lyrics out of the shadows in between.

When Jagger first heard the song, though, it was only an instrumental — a repeated theme without any obvious place for a chorus. So he demoed some vocals on his iPhone for Pemberton’s approval and headed into the studio to get in the mood. “I was trying to think, ‘Oh, this is going to be a quite sleazy feeling,'” he says, reflecting on the source material. “I know it’s going to be, like, grim-looking London. So I tried to get a vibe going with … [quoting the lyrics] ‘In this strange game’ and give it a little bit of dynamics, which the track didn’t really have.”

The chorus he came up with, about wanting to “dance with the big boys again,” came directly from the characters in the books. “It fits with the loser characters, because what they want to do is get back to that big posh office,” he says. “They don’t want to be in this shithole. When you see the show, you’ll see how smooth the top operation is and how they’ve got kicked out of there. They want to transfer back, and how are they going to do that?

“[The characters] are all failures,” he says. “So we don’t really know what the Gary Oldman character is up to. He’s obviously a failure, otherwise, he wouldn’t be in this position. … He’s given these mostly young people that have made some really bad mistake early in their career and, on one hand, he treats them like shit, and, on the other hand, he has a paternalistic feel from them. Deep down he wants them to do better somehow. In the end [of the books] something bad happens; one of the characters usually comes out with some kind of success, one character might come out dead. It’s a cool series.”

Jagger’s other challenge of late has been prepping for the Rolling Stones’ upcoming European trek, commemorating their 60th anniversary. If the band were royalty, that milestone would call for a “diamond jubilee,” as Queen Elizabeth II celebrated a decade ago, but the singer says the group will mark it with “a light touch.” “I’m not going to push it that hard,” he says.

Jagger says former Stones bassist Bill Wyman and guitarist Mick Taylor would not be making appearances again, as they did with the band’s 50th. “We’re not going to go there, I don’t think,” he says. “The tour’s called Sixty, but apart from that we’re not going to do too much. I think that’s enough.”

Beyond that, he’s still figuring out the perfect set list after 60 years. “It’s hard,” he says. “It should be easy but it’s not as easy as all that to get ones that everyone likes and goes for. It’s the common denominator of getting 50,000 people to want to hear a song that they want. You want to be adventurous — and you can be adventurous for a minute — but you can’t be adventurous for too long, because they get bored.”

The anything-but-boring Sixty Tour kicks off June 1 in Madrid and wend across the continent, including two gigs at London’s Hyde Park, before wrapping July 31 in Stockholm. Along the way, Jagger will try to pick songs that will please both fans and himself after six decades. “You always got to do some things for yourself,” he says. “That’s one of things I’m working on.”

[www.rollingstone.com]

Re: New Mick Song This Friday
Posted by: Wild Slivovitz ()
Date: March 29, 2022 17:09

"And Jagger’s signature harmonica occasionally features in Pemberton’s underscore"...

I wasn't really looking forward to this new solo song until I read this line in the articlesmiling bouncing smiley

Re: New Mick Song: "Strange Game"
Posted by: Irix ()
Date: March 29, 2022 17:15

Mick Jagger to release new solo track ‘Strange Game’ - [www.NME.com] , [www.uDiscoverMusic.com] .

Re: New Mick Song This Friday
Date: March 29, 2022 17:58

I am sure I am not the only one here who would be happier if he actually released music with the band he has been in for 60 years.

Re: New Mick Song: "Strange Game"
Posted by: slewan ()
Date: March 29, 2022 18:00

Quote
Irix
Mick Jagger to release new solo track ‘Strange Game’ - [www.NME.com] , [www.uDiscoverMusic.com] .

to release a solo track just before a Stones tour is indeed a strange game

Re: New Mick Song This Friday
Posted by: caschimann ()
Date: March 29, 2022 18:05

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Stoneage
Still in the eighties I found new "Mick songs" exciting. Not so much since then. New Mick songs often means even more delay on new Stones songs also.

Never ever a positive post

Re: New Mick Song: "Strange Game"
Posted by: Irix ()
Date: March 29, 2022 18:10

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slewan

to release a solo track just before a Stones tour is indeed a strange game

"Director James Hawes recalls having dinner with London music supervisor Catherine Grieves, proposing the idea of a song with 'just one name in mind. I wanted somebody that felt like they were London, and had the same gravitas and swagger as Jackson Lamb. It just had to be Jagger. And I think we both laughed about it', thinking it unlikely that the veteran rocker would even consider it." -- [Variety.com] .

Re: New Mick Song This Friday
Posted by: Whale ()
Date: March 29, 2022 18:47

Hugely excited. Will there be a physical product?

Re: New Mick Song This Friday
Posted by: Hairball ()
Date: March 29, 2022 21:14

"Jagger says former Stones bassist Bill Wyman and guitarist Mick Taylor would not be making appearances again, as they did with the band’s 50th".


That's disappointing.

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Re: New Mick Song This Friday
Posted by: Whale ()
Date: March 29, 2022 21:16

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Hairball
"Jagger says former Stones bassist Bill Wyman and guitarist Mick Taylor would not be making appearances again, as they did with the band’s 50th".


That's disappointing.
But hardly unexpected, right?

Re: New Mick Song: "Strange Game"
Posted by: treaclefingers ()
Date: March 29, 2022 21:24

Quote
slewan
Quote
Irix
Mick Jagger to release new solo track ‘Strange Game’ - [www.NME.com] , [www.uDiscoverMusic.com] .

to release a solo track just before a Stones tour is indeed a strange game

Wouldn't that have a lot to do with the promotion of the TV show it is recorded for?

In that case, more of an 'obvious game'.

Re: New Mick Song This Friday
Posted by: Hairball ()
Date: March 29, 2022 21:26

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Stoneage
Still in the eighties I found new "Mick songs" exciting. Not so much since then. New Mick songs often means even more delay on new Stones songs also.

And no mention whatsoever of the supposed new Stones album (or even a new Stones single) in the Mick interview.
Seems it's the last thing on their minds now...

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Rip this joint, gonna save your soul, round and round and round we go......



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Re: New Mick Song This Friday
Posted by: Kurt ()
Date: March 29, 2022 21:26

I can't wait...Go Mick Go!
This guy never stops working and I, for one, am grateful.

Re: New Mick Song This Friday
Posted by: BeastyBurdeny ()
Date: March 29, 2022 21:28

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Hairball
"Jagger says former Stones bassist Bill Wyman and guitarist Mick Taylor would not be making appearances again, as they did with the band’s 50th".


That's disappointing.

That is very disappointing.

“The tour’s called Sixty, but apart from that we’re not going to do too much. I think that’s enough.”

sounds like they might Hard Rock Casino this whole tour (nothing noteworthy or ceremonious)

Re: New Mick Song This Friday
Posted by: Harlem Shuffler ()
Date: March 29, 2022 21:37

Quote
KRiffhard
I hope something better than Gotta Get a Grip/England Lost

Unlikely to be worse!

Re: New Mick Song This Friday
Posted by: gotdablouse ()
Date: March 29, 2022 22:45

Quote
Hairball
"Jagger says former Stones bassist Bill Wyman and guitarist Mick Taylor would not be making appearances again, as they did with the band’s 50th".


That's disappointing.

"We’re not going to go there, I don’t think"

Mick, ever the "diplomat", as if it was anybody else's decision...

Well I suppose this new song is better than nothing but yeah, shows where his priorities are.

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Re: New Mick Song This Friday
Posted by: stargroover ()
Date: March 29, 2022 22:52

Great news.let’s hope it’s on vinyl.

Re: New Mick Song This Friday
Posted by: maumau ()
Date: March 29, 2022 23:04

I like the Kurt Weill quote, promising

About MT and BW not being part of the 60 tour game, who was expecting that?

Much more downing is the usual Mick's approach to the setlists, made clear once again: you will get a war horses run with no more than one "surprise"

Re: New Mick Song This Friday
Posted by: Doxa ()
Date: March 29, 2022 23:17

Here is the bit from The Guardian (there is a seperate thread for it, but I think it belongs to here):
[www.theguardian.com]

- Doxa

Re: New Mick Song This Friday
Posted by: Doxa ()
Date: March 29, 2022 23:22

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maumau

About MT and BW not being part of the 60 tour game, who was expecting that?

Much more downing is the usual Mick's approach to the setlists, made clear once again: you will get a war horses run with no more than one "surprise"

Why is the latter "much more downing"? Who was expecting any different than that? winking smiley

- Doxa



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Re: New Mick Song This Friday
Posted by: maumau ()
Date: March 29, 2022 23:24

Quote
Doxa
Quote
maumau

About MT and BW not being part of the 60 tour game, who was expecting that?

Much more downing is the usual Mick's approach to the setlists, made clear once again: you will get a war horses run with no more than one "surprise"

Why is the latter "much more downing"? Who was expecting any different than that? winking smiley

- Doxa

spinning smiley sticking its tongue out ahahah you're right
shame on me that I know how much fun can still be SMU ahahah



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