Rolling Stones release ‘Living in Isolation,’ song for coronavirus times

The band explained that the song was one they were working on before the global lockdown and they decided to revisit it in isolation.

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Charlie Watts (from left), Ronnie Wood, Mick Jagger and Keith Richards attend the Rolling Stones “Exhibitionism” preview in London in 2016.

Charlie Watts (from left), Ronnie Wood, Mick Jagger and Keith Richards attend the Rolling Stones “Exhibitionism” preview in London in 2016.

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NEW YORK — The Rolling Stones have unveiled a new song the band thinks is perfect for these coronavirus times.

The legendary band released the four-minute slow-burning bluesy and harmonica-driven “Living in Ghost Town ” on Thursday.

“I’m a ghost/Living in a ghost town/You can look for me/But I can’t be found,” sings frontman Mick Jagger, who wrote it with guitarist Keith Richards.

The band explained that the song was one they were working on before the global lockdown and they decided to revisit it in isolation, thinking it “would resonate through the times that we’re living in right now.”

The lyrics do certainly sound timely: “I’m going nowhere/Shut up all alone/So much time to lose/Just staring at my phone.”

The Stones’ recently joined forces remotely to perform “You Can’t Always Get What You Want” for the “One World: Together At Home,” concert.

Other musicians who have recorded coronavirus-related songs include Twenty One Pilots, who released a new standalone single, “Level of Concern.”

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