Today, the legendary rock band, THE ROLLING STONES, burst onto the scene with a thunderous announcement: their electrifying single “Angry” is now unleashed
This explosive news coincides with the revelation of their highly anticipated forthcoming album, “Hackney Diamonds,” scheduled for release on October 20. The revelation was made by none other than Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, and Ronnie Wood, who graced a special media launch event at the historic Hackney Empire. This iconic venue has been a hub of pioneering art in East London for nearly 125 years. The event, masterfully hosted by American TV personality Jimmy Fallon, was broadcast globally via YouTube.
The album, consisting of 12 tracks, boasts a diverse array of sounds recorded in various corners of the world. These locations include Henson Recording Studios in Los Angeles, Metropolis Studios in London, Sanctuary Studios in Nassau, Bahamas, Electric Lady Studios in New York, and The Hit Factory/Germano Studios, also located in New York. Notably, “Hackney Diamonds” marks their first collection of new studio material since the release of “A Bigger Bang” in 2005—coincidentally, exactly 18 years ago on September 6.
During this time, THE ROLLING STONES have continued to shatter box office records with their global sellout tours and delivered the Grammy Award-winning “Blue & Lonesome” in 2016, a brilliant rendition of iconic blues tracks that have influenced their sound. Last year, they thrilled nearly a quarter of a million European fans on their “Sixty” tour anniversary.
Notably, “Hackney Diamonds” signals THE ROLLING STONES‘ inaugural collaboration with the accomplished New York-born producer and musician Andrew Watt, named “Producer Of The Year” at the 2021 Grammy Awards. Watt‘s impressive portfolio includes work with artists such as Post Malone, Iggy Pop, and Elton John.
The adrenaline-pumping “Angry” comes complete with an enthralling music video directed by Francois Rousselet, known for his work with renowned brands like Nike and Diesel, as well as his previous collaboration with THE ROLLING STONES on “Ride ‘Em On Down” from “Blue & Lonesome.” The video features the Emmy-nominated actress Sydney Sweeney, recognized for her roles in “The White Lotus,” “Euphoria,” and “The Handmaid’s Tale.”
The album’s distinctive artwork is crafted by digital animator Paulina Almira.