The song is the second release from the band’s upcoming album Hackney Diamonds, which marks its first album of new material in 18 years, since 2005’s A Bigger Bang.
‘Absolutely incredible,’ one fan said. ‘Makes the wait for the album even harder after listening to this.’
Another predicted awards for the collaboration between the A-list artists, saying, ‘And the Grammy for Record Of the Year goes to…’
One fan said: ‘I’m long-standing fan and I thought you can’t surprise me. But it’s beautiful. So huge, emotional, strong. Sounds so great. Beautiful song.’
The latest: The Rolling Stones ‘ latest single Sweet Sounds of Heaven has been well-received by fans upon its release Thursday. The band’s Ronnie Wood, 76, Mick Jagger, 80, and Keith Richards, 79, were pictured at an album launch party in London this month
Musical icons Stevie Wonder, 73, and Lady Gaga, 37, lend their talents to the well-received track
Another fan described the track as ‘absolutely brilliant’ and ‘a stellar song that could easily fit in with your early discography,’ adding that Wonder and Gaga added ‘an extra layer of magic to the song making it something truly special.’
Fans cited the individual standouts on the track, saying that Jagger, who turned 80 in July, ‘does not sound like an 80 year old man’ and that Gaga’s ‘vocals were literally the sounds of heaven.’
In the track, Wonder plays the keyboards while Gaga sings in a blues-gospel style as the band plays an arrangement featuring guitars, saxophone and drums.
The album features work from late drummer Charlie Watts, who is featured on two of the tracks he recorded in 2019, two years before his passing in 2021, according to the AP.
Jagger told the AP that the joint effort came about after Lady Gaga had been working on music at the same Los Angeles studio they were at, when she stopped by to say hello.
‘She walked in next to me and we started singing together,’ Jagger said. ‘She sang it live and then we went in and tidied it up a bit.’
Wood told Sky News that ‘Stevie’s just so wonderful to watch’ and the ‘lovely’ and ‘very talented’ Gaga brought a creative energy into the recording studio with her.
‘She was sitting on the floor in the studio,’ he said, ‘and Mick said, “Don’t just sit there and hum. Get up. Let’s record this.”‘
The legendary rock ensemble took to Twitter Thursday to announce the release of the single
Fans heaped praise on the new release via social media on Thursday
The album features work from late drummer Charlie Watts, who is featured on two of the tracks he recorded in 2019, two years before his passing in 2021. Pictured in 2017 in Germany
Gaga past joined the band onstage during a show in December of 2012 in Newark, New Jersey for a performance of the classic, Gimme Shelter
Gaga, who stars in the upcoming sequel Joker 2: Folie à Deux, past joined the band onstage during a show in December of 2012 in Newark, New Jersey for a performance of the band’s 1969 classic Gimme Shelter.
The Poker Face singer has past collaborated with a diverse array of prominent artists, including Elton John, Beyoncé, Ariana Grande and the late Tony Bennett.
Hackney Diamonds is set to be released October 20.
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