The Rolling Stones’ new song Doom and Gloom | Single review
To celebrate their 50th anniversary as a band, The Rolling Stones have decided to release another compilation titled GRRR! Long-time fans of the rock legends may have been slightly disappointed at first, since this would be the first time the band have been back in the studio since their last recording A Bigger Bang. Yet amongst the classic tracks that brought them to worldwide fame and garnered them renowned musical respect, there lies two new tracks, fresh from the minds that cultivated the blending of genres such as R&B and blues rock.
The first of the songs to be available for the public is entitled Doom and Gloom. Though many may have doubted their ability to produce something equalling their past successes, they have sure enough silenced them by creating this gritty, haunting piece of rock music. The lyrics are sung by Mick in his classic soulful style and Keith’s guitar playing is still as polished as ever. Ronnie keeps the song driving forward with his punchy chords and Charlie’s drumming is both tight and capable of giving the song that vintage Stones sound.
The subject matter of the song could be suggestive of the chaotic times the world is immersed in or even a tale of their personal journey to where they are now. Nevertheless, the ambiguity of it all draws the listener into the enigmatic world of a band that after over half a century, are still putting out songs of such a high calibre. The garage rock sound combined with their iconic blues imagery and attitude demonstrates to their dedicated fans and those new to these ‘aged’ rockers, that to be young at heart isn’t so tongue-in-cheek when referring to the Stones.
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