Mick Jagger has recruited Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl for a new single that was released on Tuesday entitled, “Eazy Sleazy”.
The song is clearly inspired by the real-world events that have unfolded over the past 14 months with the arrival of COVID-19 and its continuing effects on societies around the world. Jagger sings, “We took it on the chin / The numbers were so grim / Bossed around by pricks / Stiffen upper lips,” and “That’s a pretty mask / But never take a chance / Tik Tok stupid dance / Took a samba class, I landed on my ass / Trying to write a tune you better hook me up to zoom.”
The track was produced by Matt Clifford, and comes about a year after The Rolling Stones returned with the own new original single, “Living In A Ghost Town”.
“Each country’s different, but I see the amount of vaccines [increasing] and having to go through all these lockdowns and changing our minds and stop-and-start,” Jagger said of his new single in an interview with Rolling Stone. “But there seems to be, now, a light at the end of the tunnel in a lot of countries. I could see that light, so I thought I’d write a song about all the things that you’ve experienced in lockdown and now hopefully this is going to be the beginning of a bit more freedom.”
As Grohl noted in a social media post, “It’s hard to put into words what recording this song with Sir [Mick Jagger] means to me. It’s beyond a dream come true. Just when I thought life couldn’t get any crazier……and it’s the song of the summer, without a doubt!!”
Jagger plays guitar on the track and also handles vocal responsibilities on “Eazy Sleazy”, while Grohl delivers on drums, guitar, and bass.
Watch the new video for “Eazy Sleazy” below.
Mick Jagger Feat. Dave Grohl – “Eazy Sleazy”
[Video: Mick Jagger]
Earlier this week, Grohl and the team at Amazon‘s The Coda Collection shared the first trailer for his forthcoming What Drives Us documentary, which will feature new interviews with Ringo Starr, Flea, Brian Johnson, St. Vincent, Slash, Duff McKagan, Ben Harper, The Edge, Lars Ulrich, Steven Tyler, and more.