Mick Jagger has surprised with two sharply political new tracks

Gotta Get a Grip and England Lost, released Thursday

Mick Jagger on political new songs

Mick Jagger released videos for both Gotta Get a Grip and England Lost, which star Girlsactress Jemima Kirke and Beauty and the Beast‘s Luke Evans, respectively.

“It’s about a feeling that we are in a difficult moment in our history,” Mick Jagger writes. “It’s obviously got a fair amount of humor because I don’t like anything too on the nose, but it’s also got a sense of vulnerability of where we are as a country.”


Mick Jagger started writing the songs in April and said they’re not attached to any specific album. “I didn’t

want to wait until next year when these two tracks might lose any impact and mean nothing,” he writes.

The rock icon was particularly inspired by hip-hop titan Kendrick Lamar, who is “also talking about discontent and he really nailed it,” he says.