The Rolling Stones Release “Sweet Sounds Of Heaven” Starring Lady Gaga and Stevie Wonder
The Rolling Stones have released a soul-stirring new single, “Sweet Sounds Of Heaven,” featuring Lady Gaga and Stevie Wonder. This gospel-infused track has invoked reminiscences of the band’s timeless hits including “You Can’t Always Get What You Want” and “Shine A Light.”
In a discussion with Zane Lowe on Apple Music 1, Mick Jagger revealed the raw and authentic creation of the song, stating, “It’s all played live… Yeah, there’s that moment, especially in that session where we had Stevie, and you’re feeling your way out a little bit and then you do that soul ending…” Jagger highlighted the live essence of the song, emphasizing the organic integration of each artist’s unique flair.
Speaking about working with Lady Gaga, Jagger commended her dynamic singing style. “She’s a really great singer and I’d never heard her sing quite that style before… We did it live in the room and that was a great experience,” shared the Stones‘ frontman, noting the evolution and confidence in Gaga’s performance throughout the session.
Listen to The Rolling Stones’ “Sweet Sounds Of Heaven” below
“Sweet Sounds Of Heaven” is another teaser to The Rolling Stones‘ much-anticipated album, Hackney Diamonds, set for release on October 20th, 2023, via Polydor. This album, rich with collaborations, also features confirmed contributions from Paul McCartney and Elton John.
Hackney Diamonds marks the band’s first album with original material in 18 years and symbolizes a poignant moment, as it’s their first since the passing of their drummer, Charlie Watts.