Hear the Rolling Stones’ First New Song Since 2005, Bluesy ‘Doom and Gloom’
Career-spanning compilation 'GRRR' due November 13
The Rolling Stones have released their first new recording since the sessions for 2005 album A Bigger Bang. “Doom and Gloom,” which is available on iTunes now, is one of two previously unreleased tracks set to appear on the Stones’ career-spanning three-disc anthology GRRR!. It’s in familiar territory for the band, though, with Mick Jagger howling a mix of dive-bar imagery and ripped-from-the-headlines talking points over stomping blues-rock. A lyric video, with the words written out in drippy penmanship that at times suggests gunshots and bullet wounds, supports the interpretation that the song is a call to party despite all the darkness out there in the news lately. GRRR! arrives in North America on November 13 in 50- and 80-track versions. We’d say it’s a gas, gas, gas, but when the Stones are singing about “fracking” and “overseas war,” gas prices are too damn high.