The Rolling Stones introduced “Hackney Diamonds”, their first album of authentic music for 18 years and first because the loss of life of drummer Charlie Watts, on the Hackney Empire theater in east London on Wednesday.
“We’re here to present our new single, which is called ‘Angry’, and the video of it, and ‘Angry’ is the first single from our new album, which is called ‘Hackney Diamonds’, which is why we are in Hackney, and which comes out on October 20,” frontman Mick Jagger, 80, advised U.S. discuss present Jimmy Fallon in a reside stream broadcast.
Jagger, Keith Richards and Ronnie Wood – the surviving core of the 61-year-old band and all wearing black – arrived on the theater in a London taxi, with Jagger paying the fare in money.
Music followers have been awaiting the announcement since a cryptic commercial appeared in an area newspaper final month, with references to among the Stones’ greatest tracks and the identify of the brand new album.
The video for “Angry”, which options actress Sydney Sweeney, premiered on the occasion.
The album, whose title refers to damaged glass after a theft, would be the first since Watts’ loss of life in August 2021. Watts, the Stones’ authentic drummer, performs on two of the album’s 12 tracks.
Jagger mentioned it was “a mixture” of music, together with love songs and ballads.
“I don’t need to be big-headed, however we wouldn’t have put this album out if we hadn’t actually appreciated it,” he mentioned.
“We didn’t want to make just any record and put it out… Before we went in we all said ‘we’ll go and make a record that we really love ourselves. Other people may like it, other people may not’ … But we’re pleased with it and we hope you all like it.”
The band labored with award-winning producer and musician Andrew Watt on the album, which was recorded in areas around the globe together with London, Los Angeles and Nassau.
© Thomson Reuters 2023.