Surprise! Mick Jagger just premiered a pair of solo singles inspired by the current political climate in England.
According to the NME, Jagger recorded “England Lost” and “Gotta Get a Grip” back in April and wanted to release them as quickly as possible — hence today’s surprise-release.
As quoted by the NME, Jagger says the two songs are his reaction to the, “confusion and frustration with the times we live in”, specifically the, “anxiety, unknowability of the changing political situation.”
Here’s a video for “England Lost,” featuring the rapper Skepta:
And here’s “Gotta Get A Grip,” which stars actress Jemima Kirke: