Check Out Some Studio Footage of the Rolling Stones Recording Their New Song ‘Living in a Ghost Town’

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On Thursday, the Rolling Stones surprised the world with the unexpected premiere of a new song, the funky “Living in a Ghost Town”:

One of the elements of the song that makes it so catchy is the whoaa group vocals, and on Friday Keith Richards shared a bit of behind-the-scenes action of laying down those vocals.

In the short clip posted to his social media pages, he, Mick Jagger and Ronnie Wood are seen in the studio singing together:

Produced by Don Was, “Living in a Ghost Town” is the Rolling Stones’ first new, original song in eight years — following “Doom & Gloom” and “One More Shot,” both taken from the band’s 2012 greatest hits compilation GRRR!.

The Rolling Stones had been working on the song before the coronavirus pandemic threw the world into upheaval — and that development seemed to spark their interest in finishing the song.

Said each member of the Stones in a statement:

Mick- ‘‘So the Stones were in the studio recording some new material before the lockdown and there was one song we thought would resonate through the times that we’re living in right now. We’ve worked on it in isolation. And here it is – It’s called ‘Living in a Ghost Town’ – I hope you like it”

Keith- “So, let’s cut a long story short. We cut this track well over a year ago in L.A. for part of a new album, an ongoing thing, and then shit hit the fan Mick and I decided this one really needed to go to work right now and so here you have it, “Living in a Ghost Town”. Stay safe!”

Charlie- “I enjoyed working on this track. I think it captures a mood and I hope people who listen to it will agree.”

Ronnie- “Thanks so much for all your messages these past few weeks, it means so much to us that you enjoy the music. So we have a brand new track for you, we hope you enjoy it. It has a haunting melody, it’s called Living in A Ghost Town.”

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