Hear the Rolling Stones’ First New Song Since 2005, Bluesy ‘Doom and Gloom’

The Rolling Stones' 'Doom and Gloom'

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.

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