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Hear Mick Jagger’s New Collaborations With Skepta and Tame Impala’s Kevin Parker

INDIO, CA - OCTOBER 14: (L-R) Musician Keith Richards, singer Mick Jagger and musician Charlie Watts of The Rolling Stones perform during Desert Trip at the Empire Polo Field on October 14, 2016 in Indio, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Mick Jagger has two new songs out today: a collaboration with grime superstar Skepta called “England Lost” and a solo track called “Gotta Get a Grip.” The Rolling Stones frontman also asked several people to remix “Gotta Get a Grip”: Seeb, Alok, the Stones’ musical director Matt Clifford, and Tame Impala‘s Kevin Parker.

“England Lost” tackles political anxiety, especially over immigration, via memories of a soccer match. In a statement, Jagger explained, “Ostensibly, it’s about seeing an England football team lose, but when I wrote the title I knew it would be about more than just that. It’s about a feeling that we are in a difficult moment in our history.” Later he added: “So am I politically optimistic? …No.” Thanks, Mick!

Jagger also revealed some recent additions to his personal playlist: “Kendrick Lamar, Skepta, Mozart, Howlin’ Wolf, Tame Impala, obscure Prince tracks and classic soul stuff from The Valentine Brothers. I really like Kendrick Lamar, he’s also talking about discontent and he really nailed it. I thought his stuff, and what Skepta is doing, are very interesting and pretty much on the button.’’

Let history show that Mick Jagger is a Kendrick Lamar fan. Below, hear “England Lost,” featuring Skepta, and both Jagger and Parker’s versions of the more straightforward “Gotta Get a Grip” (with a video starring  Girls actress Jemima Kirke). Jagger’s Gotta Get a Grip / England Lost (Reimagined) EP is out now.