Reuters - Video

Edition: US | UK | IN | CN | JP

video Video

Mick Jagger surprises with two politically charged songs

Friday, July 28, 2017 - 01:16

The 74-year-old singer released two new solo tracks taking a pop at Brexit and Trump. Jane Witherspoon reports.

▲ Hide Transcript

View Transcript

Mick Jagger is back and he's not happy. The 74-year-old singer released two new solo tracks taking a pop at Brexit and Trump. "England Lost" and "Gotta Get a Grip" are the singer's response to what he calls 'confusion and frustration with the times we live in.' The rock icon said in a statement that he began to write the songs in April and rushed to release the tracks this week. During the track "Gotta Get a Grip" he chants "No one speaks the truth". The song touches on controversial subjects such as the refugee crisis, ISIS and what he calls "policy shames". "England Lost" is mostly aimed at Brexit. The music video stars the actor Luke Evans trying to run away while Jagger sings "You can't get in and you can't get out". ''We obviously have a lot of problems. So am I politically optimistic? …No.", the British singer said.

Press CTRL+C (Windows), CMD+C (Mac), or long-press the URL below on your mobile device to copy the code

Mick Jagger surprises with two politically charged songs

Friday, July 28, 2017 - 01:16