- Title: Mick Jagger surprises with the release of two politically charged songs
- Date: 28th July 2017
- Summary: HAVANA, CUBA (MARCH 24, 2016) (REUTERS) ***WARNING CONTAINS FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY*** VARIOUS OF MICK JAGGER AND 'THE ROLLING STONES' ARRIVING IN HAVANA AHEAD OF THEIR HISTORICAL CONCERT LONDON, ENGLAND, UK (APRIL 4, 2016) (REUTERS) VARIOUS OF MICK JAGGER POSING WITH 'THE ROLLING STONES' AT OPENING OF 'EXHIBITIONISM' SHOW VARIOUS OF MICK JAGGER BEING INTERVIEWED MICK JAGGER ON RED CARPET
- Embargoed: 11th August 2017 12:43
- Keywords: Mick Jagger Brexit England Lost Gotta Get A Grip Rolling Stines
- Location: VARIOUS FILM LOCATIONS / HAVANA, CUBA / LONDON, ENGLAND, UK
- City: VARIOUS FILM LOCATIONS / HAVANA, CUBA / LONDON, ENGLAND, UK
- Country: United Kingdom
- Topics: Arts / Culture / Entertainment,Music
- Reuters ID: LVA0036RMTV0T
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- Story Text: Rolling Stones' front man Mick Jagger surprised fans with the release of two politically charged songs on Thursday (27 July).
'Gotta Get A Grip' and 'England Lost' are "urgent responses" to what the singer calls "confusion and frustration with the times we live in", he said in a statement.
The 74-year-old musician went on to say "the songs were a result of anxiety, unknowability of the changing political situation".
The 'England Lost' music video stars British actor Luke Evans. It's an analogy for the country's situation", the singer added. "It's about seeing an England football team lose".
'Gotta Get A Grip' tells people "you gotta get on with your own life, be yourself and attempt to create your own destiny', he said.
''We obviously have a lot of problems. So am I politically optimistic? â€¦No.", the iconic singer added.
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