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- The rock legends released the track “Eazy Sleazy” on Tuesday.
- The song details the harsh realities of living in the pandemic, mocks conspiracy theorists and looks to the future with optimism.
Two of rock’s biggest faces teamed up to create a pandemic anthem.
Mick Jagger and Dave Grohl announced the release of “Eazy Sleazy” on Tuesday.
“It’s a song that I wrote about coming out of lockdown, with some much needed optimism," Jagger said in a statement. “Thanks to Dave Grohl for jumping on drums, bass and guitar. It was a lot of fun working with him.”
The hard-rock track details the harsh realities of living during the coronavirus pandemic, referencing quarantine through metaphorical “prison walls,” mocks conspiracy theories with lines like “Shooting the vaccine/Bill Gates is in my bloodstream/It’s mind control,” and, ultimately, an optimism for a post-lockdown future — “It’s gonna be a garden of earthly delights.”
“It’s hard to put into words what recording this song with Sir Mick means to me,” Grohl told Rolling Stone. “It’s beyond a dream come true.”
The song and lyric video are available for streaming via YouTube.
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