Mick Jagger and Dave Grohl’s new music has the pandemic blues

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It’s developing on 1 a.m., and “Saturday Night time Dwell” is creaking to an in depth. However wait, there’s one last sketch thrown in for good measure. And that sketch may very nicely be a rendition of “Eazy Sleazy,” the brand new pandemic-is-almost-over music from Mick Jagger and Dave Grohl.

It’s nearly humorous. Nearly. Is it supposed to be humorous? Man, it’s getting late. It’s that type of music.

“I needed to share this music that I wrote about popping out of lockdown, with some a lot wanted optimism,” Jagger tweeted Tuesday. “thanks to Dave Grohl @foofighters for leaping on drums, bass and guitar, it was plenty of enjoyable working with you on this — hope you all take pleasure in Eazy Sleazy!”

So kudos to Mick for his optimism, which is represented in lyrics equivalent to, “We’ll escape from these jail partitions” and “It’s straightforward, straightforward / All the things’s gonna get actually freaky.”

Followers are going to love this one, and perhaps we’ll have a brand new Roaring ’20s quickly sufficient! However did we actually want a visit again by means of the previous year-plus of quirky lockdown actions, or a reminder of how crappy pandemic life has been?

Zoom conferences. Studying to prepare dinner. Gaining weight. Booze. Even “Method an excessive amount of TV / It’s lobotomizing me,” Jagger sings in a single verse. In one other, he laments “Trying on the graphs with a magnifying glass / Cancel all of the excursions / Soccer’s pretend applause.” Masks. Silly TikTok dances. It goes on and on.

However Grohl predicts the music shall be nicely acquired — maybe even a summer time smash.

“It’s exhausting to place into phrases what recording this music with Sir @MickJagger means to me,” Grohl tweeted Tuesday on the Foo Fighters’ account. “It’s past a dream come true. Simply after I thought life couldn’t get any crazier……and it’s the music of the summer time, for sure!!”

Nothing like a barbecue set to a soundtrack of whack-a-doo conspiracy theories — regardless of how sarcastically supposed — and reminders of mass demise.

“Capturing the vaccine / Invoice Gates is in my bloodstream / It’s thoughts management / The earth is flat and chilly / It’s by no means warming up / The Arctic’s turned to slush / The second coming’s late / There’s aliens within the deep state,” Jagger sings.

Satire, positive. A strong sufficient tune. However music of the summer time? Sorry, dudes — Lil Nas X is already in entrance of you in keeping with the a lot catchier “Montero (Name Me by Your Identify).”

Jagger and Grohl apparently didn’t study from Van Morrison and Eric Clapton’s anti-lockdown tune, “Stand and Ship,” which backfired and was ridiculed again in December. That music lashed out at governmental efforts to comprise the pandemic, which wound up hurting musicians tougher than most.

However that was no earworm — and neither is “Eazy Sleazy,” with lyrics that might have been pulled from any one among a jillion rambling, cranky COVID-19 diaries.

“Quickly it’ll be a reminiscence you’re making an attempt to recollect to neglect,” Jagger sings. We couldn’t agree extra.

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