The Irish actor, who played Connell Waldron in the TV adaptation of Sally Rooney’s hit novel, is said to have caught the band’s eye following his appearance in the BBC Three drama.
The track will feature on the band’s forthcoming expanded edition of their 1973 ‘Goats Head Soup’ album, which arrives in September.
A source told the paper that it was “a massive collaboration and a great coup to get Paul on board… Universal [Records] managed to pull off the partnership at just the right time, and everyone involved is seriously excited.”
Starring opposite Daisy Edgar-Jones, Mescal’s stint in Normal People earned him an Emmy nomination for Lead Actor In A Limited Series/TV Movie.
His competition includes Jeremy Irons (Watchmen), Hugh Jackman (Bad Education), Jeremy Pope (Hollywood), and Mark Ruffalo (I Know This Much Is True).
Meanwhile, Mick Jagger has given an update on the progress of the next batch of Rolling Stones music, revealing in an interview that he’s been working on new material by the band during the coronavirus lockdown.
The Stones’ last release, ‘Living in a Ghost Town’, arrived back in April as a standalone single.