Mick Jagger has teased “new tunes”, posting a video of him playing harmonica online.
The legendary band last released a record in 2016 with their covers album ‘Blue & Lonesome‘. Although the band have released several live albums and box sets and one compilation in the past decade, it has been 13 years since they last released a record of new, original music.
Earlier today, Jagger shared a video of him playing a blues solo on harmonica, holding a microphone up to the instrument as he played. The clip, in which a laptop with recording software open can also be seen, is captioned: “Harmonica playing on new tunes !”
Harmonica playing on new tunes ! pic.twitter.com/BY8JJYuRtI
— Mick Jagger (@MickJagger) September 4, 2018
In an interview earlier this year, the frontman confirmed he was writing new material. He said: “I’m just writing. It is mostly for the Stones at the moment.”
A new release from the Rolling Stones would mark the band’s 31st studio album since forming in 1962. Despite the band’s long career, Jagger has said he hasn’t started thinking about quitting performing just yet.
“There is going to come a point when we don’t want to do it anymore, for whatever reason,” he explained. “But I’m not thinking about that this summer.”
Meanwhile, a lost duet Jagger recorded with Carly Simon has been found after more than 45 years. The 1972 track, believed to be called ‘Fragile’, had reportedly never been heard by the public before.
Collector Matt Lee found the song on a tape and sent a digital copy of the song to Simon via Rolling Stone. “I’m not doing it for the money,” he said. “I’m a collector. My motive for sending it to Rolling Stone was to pass it to Carly.”