Dave Grohl has been busy during the lockdown, from a career-spanning BBC interview to announcing a new book for October 2021 as well as an upcoming release of a new music documentary, and all that during the last month! However, he hasn’t stopped here, the Foo Fighters’ frontman has also performed drums, bass, and guitar for the new Mick Jagger single.
The surprise track, entitled “Eazy Sleazy“, was recently shared on YouTube. We can see both artists in their respective studios, playing and singing about the coronavirus-enforced lockdown.
The camera is jumping between the men – on one side, we can see Jagger grinning, leering, and leaning into the mic while he is strumming his guitar, and on the other side, we have Grohl jumping from drums, to guitar, to bass, and singing along on the chorus.
“It’s a song that I wrote about coming out of lockdown, with some much needed optimism“, shared The Rolling Stones’ vocalist. “Thank you to Dave Grohl for jumping on drums, bass and guitar, it was a lot of fun working with him. Hope you all enjoy Eazy Sleazy“.
In the song, Sir Jagger didn’t seem too pleased about being told what to do but he is still happy enough to put health and safety ahead of his own freedom. He is angry about the situation and we can find some references to “zoom calls“, being “in these prison walls“, the canceled events “cancel all the tours football fake applause” and social media “TikTok stupid dance.”
But in that, there is some positivity where we are looking ahead to a life post-COVID with a “garden of earthly delight” but also the fact that it will pass “It’ll only be a memory.”
About his experience, Dave Grohl shared a tweet saying “It’s hard to put into words what recording this song with Sir Mick Jagger means to me. It’s beyond a dream come true. Just when I thought life couldn’t get any crazier…and it’s the song of the summer, without a doubt!!”
Watch the video of “Eazy Sleazy” here: