The Rolling Stones have unveiled the video for Angry, the lead single and opening track on Hackney Diamonds, their first album of original material since 2005’s A Bigger Bang.
The video features Euphoria / White Lotus star Sydney Sweeney being driven down Los Angeles’ Sunset Boulevard in a Stones-branded convertible car, lip-syncing and playing air guitar as she passes billboards featuring iconic Rolling Stones imagery, which magically come to life as the LA traffic glides past quicker than any LA traffic has glided by since about 1940.
The song, a classic, unmistakeable Stones rocker, centred around a Keith Richards riff and a lovers’ tiff, introduced by Mick Jagger singing, “Don’t get angry with me / I never caused you no pain“, a double negative which is unlikely to be a legally binding admission of guilt from the 80-year-old singer.
Later Jagger laments the lack of what we shall coyly refer to as ‘bedroom action’ between the feuding lovers, moaning “It hasn’t rained in a month, the river’s run dry / We haven’t made love and I wanna know why”.
The video was unveiled at the end of a press conference staged at London’s Hackney Empire, where Jagger, Keith Richards and Ronnie Wood were interviewed by US chat show host Jimmy Fallon, who also asked the trio questions submitted by fans.
During the conversation, Jagger revealed that the new album was produced by Andrew Watt, who has enjoyed acclaim for his work with Ozzy Osbourne, Post Malone, Iggy Pop, Miley Cyrus and more. The band apparently began work on the album in December 2022 in Jamaica, wrote more during studio sessions in New York, and eventually recorded 23 songs in Los Angeles with Watt, who Jagger says “kicked us up the arse”. Twelve of these tracks will appear on the album.
Jagger also revealed that the band used drum tracks recorded by the late Charlie Watts on two songs, Live By The Sword and Mess It Up, having worked with the drummer on those songs back in 2019.
The album features guest spots from Lady Gaga and Stevie Wonder, among others.
Last week the band’s launched their publicity campaign for their long-awaited 24th studio album via a cryptic advertisement placed in the Hackney Gazette, an East London newspaper. The advert purported to be for a company called Hackney Diamonds, a glass repair business, and featured a sales blurb that referenced three song titles by the band.
Hackney Diamonds will be the band’s first full-length studio release since 2016’s Blue & Lonesome covers album.
The album tracklist is:
2. Get Close
3. Depending On You
4. Bite My Head Off
5. Whole Wide World
6. Dreamy Skies
7. Mess It Up
8. Live By The Sword
9. Driving Me Too Hard
10. Tell Me Straight
11. Sweet Sound Of Heaven
12. Rolling Stone Blues
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ROLLING STONES Undercover (1983 UK 10-track LP, the first album of newly recorded Stones material of the eighties which is notably the most eclectic in style [many attribute this to the notorious Jagger/ Richards feud of the era]. The glossy picture sleeve shows just light scuffing with the glossy picture inner enclosed, the vinyl appears barely played CUN1654361)
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ROLLING STONES The Music Of The Rolling Stones (Rare 2014 US 32-track promotional only double CD-R publishing set, featuring highlights from 1986-2013 with most being released as singles including Sad Sad Sad, Out Of Tears, Don't Stop, SaintOf Me, Sex Drive and more, custom picture sleeve with tracklisting back insert)
- The Rolling Stones - Angry - One-sided Etched Black Vinyl - Sealed - UK - 10" vinyl - £15.99, $19.83, €18.55 (New Item) (arrived 09-Sep-2023 08:41)on September 21, 2023 at 12:42 pm
THE ROLLING STONES Angry (2023 UK/EU limited edition one-sided black vinyl 10" single with an etching on the B-side. Angry is the lead single from their brand new studio album Hackney Diamonds. Picture sleeve, factory sealed)
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THE ROLLING STONES Angry (2023 UK/EU limited edition 1-track CD single, the lead track from their brand new studio album Hackney Diamonds. Housed inside a slimline jewel case with J-card picture sleeve inlay, factory sealed)
- The Rolling Stones - Through The Past Darkly - 2nd - UK - vinyl LP - £25.00, $31.00, €29.00 (New Item) (arrived 14-Sep-2023 09:24)on September 21, 2023 at 12:42 pm
ROLLING STONES Through The Past Darkly (1970 UK second issue of the 1969 UK 12-track stereo LP on the Decca blue 'boxed' label with 'Through The Past Darkly' and 'Big Hits Vol.2' on the same line, matrix number inverted and side number to theright of the spindle hole. The front laminated-picture sleeve has the die-cut Mono/Stereo hole on the reverse and shows just a little shelfwear whilst the vinyl looks barely played SKL5019)