Fuelling hope that new Rolling Stones music is on the horizon, Mick Jagger has shared a video of him tearing it up on the harmonica in the studio.
The septuagenarian rock legend took to Twitter yesterday to upload a tantalising 20-second clip of him belting out a bluesy track on his trusty mouth organ in what looks like a home studio.
Captioning the clip ‘Harmonica playing on new tunes!”, Mick is seen holding a microphone up to the instrument as he plays while a computer with recording software is also open. At the time of writing the video has been viewed more than 500,000 times.
Harmonica playing on new tunes ! pic.twitter.com/BY8JJYuRtI— Mick Jagger (@MickJagger) September 4, 2018
It’s currently unclear whether the material Mick is laying down is solo music or for The Rolling Stones’s eagerly awaited follow-up to 2016’s ‘Blue & Lonesome’.
However, in an interview with Independent.ie this summer, Mick said he was currently writing and “It is mostly for the Stones at the moment.”
Last month, The Rolling Stones’ manager Joyce Smyth confirmed that would “absolutely” be new band activity in the next year be it “studio work, live plans or other projects.”
Confirming The Stones are always “looking forward”, Smyth explained to Music Business Worldwide: “Well here’s a true story: on the way back from Warsaw, from the last gig on (The) No Filter (Tour), as we were on the plane, one of the principals, who shall remain nameless, said, Joyce, could I just ask, is it okay to have August off? I think that says it all.
“And certainly ‘This Could Be The Last Time’ isn’t on any set list I’ve seen. We’re looking forwards not backwards the whole time.”
Smyth continued: “The schedule is being prepared about where we’re going to be over the next 12 months, in terms of some studio work, maybe some live plans or other projects that are coming through the door.”
Quizzed about whether there will be a follow-up to December 2016’s Grammy Award winning ‘Blue & Lonesome’, Smyth said: “They are certainly hoping to create some new music, maybe looking at some other genres.
“They’re creative people. They’re in a little bit of a holiday period at the minute, but they hope to be back in the studio soon, watch this space.”