Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger talks about what it was like working with Lady Gaga on their recently released single ‘Sweet Sounds of Heaven’.
The song, which Jagger has previously described as having a gospel flavor, is featured on the rock band’s upcoming album Hackney diamonds and also features keys from Stevie Wonder.
The singer recently told Apple Music’s Zane Lowe that the “Shallow” artist is a “really great singer” and that he had “never heard her sing in that style, not exactly.”
As for the making of the recording, Jagger said it “happened live in the room, and that was an amazing experience, she just walked into the room and she just opened up and saw her bits and felt her way and then got more self confidence.”
He added: “And then we came back and did some extra parts that we hadn’t done that day, and then we did some clean-up and just sat in the overdub room, very face-to-face, to really hear them . tight, the parts very tight, and then a bit competitive and shouting.
“Sweet Sounds of Heaven,” written by Jagger and guitarist Keith Richards, also served as a reunion for Gaga and the band when they previously performed together on The Rolling Stones’ 50 & Counting tour in 2012.
Hackney diamondsthe band’s first album of original music in nearly two decades, will be released on October 20. Jagger has described the album as a mix of rock songs, including some that are funky, but also love ballads.
It is also their first album since drummer Charlie Watts died in 2021 at the age of 80. Jagger said earlier this month that Watts performed on two songs.