The hippest, slickest “quarantine”-ish” song so far is the Rolling Stone’s “Living in a Ghost Town”–a great, groovy, mesmerizing, eclectic, breezy, bluesy but not blues, brand new release, the band’s first in eight years and what timing!
Jagger said in interview with Apple Music, that “It wasn’t written for now, but it was just one of those odd things. It was written about being in a place which was full of life but is now bereft of life so to speak…I was just jamming on the guitar and wrote it really quickly in like 10 minutes.”
You can look for me
But I can’t be found
You can search for me
I had to go underground
Life was so beautiful
Then we all got locked down
Feel a like ghost
Living in a ghost town, yeah
Jagger may not have planned it this way, but the synchronicity is there and so is the concomitant publicity. Luckily, the song delivers.
The “Living in a Ghost Town” you-tube video ts spectacular: photos of empty, iconic cities all over the world: Oslo, Osaka, Los Angeles, Cape Town, London and more.