Mick Jagger has released two new solo songs called 'England Lost' and 'Gotta Get a Grip'.
The Rolling Stones singer said he wrote the surprise tracks as a reaction to the "“anxiety [and] unknowability of the changing political situation. … We obviously have a lot of problems. So am I politically optimistic? No."
Both songs contain political undertones. 'England Lost' takes a more pointed stand however.
“It’s about the unknowability about where you are and the feeling of insecurity,” said Jagger. “That’s how I was feeling when I was writing. It’s obviously got a fair amount of humor because I don’t like anything too on the nose but it’s also got a sense of vulnerability of where we are as a country.”
'Gotta Get a Grip' is a bit different, it's more of a dance track and more upbeat but still has some political messaging.
“The message, I suppose, is despite all those things that are happening, you gotta get on with your own life, be yourself and attempt to create your own destiny,” explained Jagger.