Rolling Stones Release New Single Featuring Lady Gaga and Stevie Wonder
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The Rolling Stones released the second single, “Sweet Sounds of Heaven” featuring Lady Gaga on vocals and Stevie Wonder on Fender Rhodes, Moog and piano today (Sept. 28).
The song is from their upcoming album Hackney Diamonds, set to be released on October 20 via Geffen Records.
The song is a gospel infused Stones epic in the lineage of ‘You Can’t Always Get What You Want’ and ‘Shine A Light’ — “Sweet Sounds of Heaven” came about in a spontaneous fashion, according to a release.
Stones front man Mick Jagger was at his home in London one sunny afternoon, and as the leaves were rustling as the wind blew through the trees around outside, he started playing a chord pattern of C, F and B Flat on his piano to write the song, the statement reads.
The track was recorded at Henson Recording Studios, Los Angeles; Metropolis Studios, London; Sanctuary Studios, Nassau, Bahamas and written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards. During sessions in Los Angeles The Rolling Stones and producer Andrew Watt invited Wonder and Gaga to work on the track.