The Rolling Stones’ new coronavirus-inspired single “Living in a Ghost Town,” has officially hit No. 1 in over 20 countries across the globe, on Sunday (April 26). This marks the bands first No. 1 in 40 years.
The band created this song about life on pause amid the current pandemic, with lyrics that are relatable to those forced to social distance and isolate themselves.
Frontman Mick Jagger told Apple Music that the song was written last year, before this pandemic but then the band adjusted the lyrics to fit the current state of the world before releasing this anthemic new song.
“We cut this track well over a year ago in L.A. for part of a new album, an ongoing thing,” said Keith Richards. “And then sh*t hit the fan [and] Mick and I decided this one really needed to go to work right now and so here you have it.”
— The Rolling Stones (@RollingStones) April 26, 2020
The song perfect resonates with the current times we are living in, making for the perfect opportunity to create the latest COVID-19-inspired anthem.
Upon releasing the surprise new song, Jagger said he thought the tune “would resonate through the times that we’re living in right now.”