Legendary rock frontman Mick Jagger recently expressed his admiration for pop music sensation Lady Gaga's vocal prowess. The two icons collaborated on The Rolling Stones’ latest track, “Sweet Sounds of Heaven,” which also features the brilliant Stevie Wonder.
Fans of Gaga will get to hear her vocal versatility as she takes on a new, soulful style, prompting Jagger to share with Apple Music's Zane Lowe: “I’d never heard her sing in that style before, but she’s undeniably a great singer”.
The eagerly anticipated track, co-penned by the iconic Stones duo of Jagger and Keith Richards, was a global undertaking. Recording sessions spanned three esteemed studios: Henson Recording Studios in Los Angeles, Metropolis Studios in London, and Sanctuary Studios in the Bahamas.
It was in L.A. that Gaga and Wonder laid down their noteworthy sections. Reflecting on the collaboration, Jagger recounted the evolution of Gaga's recording sessions. “It was enthralling to witness her grow in confidence during the process.
After initial recordings, we returned to add finishing touches. There, we were face-to-face, refining the song's elements, even pushing each other competitively at moments," shared Jagger.
Rolling Stones' New Album Anticipation
The song "Sweet Sounds" serves as the second single from The Rolling Stones' upcoming album, "Hackney Diamonds." Set for an October 20 release, this album marks the band's first collection of original compositions since "A Bigger Bang" in 2005.
While they've delighted fans with live albums over the years, including the 2022 "Grrr Live!" which encapsulated their electrifying 2012 New Jersey performance and had Lady Gaga gracing the stage for their classic "Gimme Shelter", this album promises a refreshing experience.
And if star-studded collaborations are what fans are looking for, "Hackney Diamonds" won't disappoint. The album boasts a remarkable lineup of industry luminaries such as Paul McCartney, Elton John, and even a return of former Stones' guitarist Bill Wyman.
With such an array of talent and The Rolling Stones' hallmark rock sound, "Hackney Diamonds" is primed to be one of the year's most talked-about releases.