With the recent news from Keith Richards that the Stones are ready to record some fresh new material and that a second follow-up to Blue and Lonesome was a distinct possibility but not yet…along comes Mick prancing in with a couple of solo songs called Gotta Get A Grip and England Lost. Not just any songs mind you, songs that were written “while stirred by anxiety [and] unknowability of the changing political situation.” Gotta Get A Grip takes aim at the Trump White House with a few Trump-ism’s like “fake news”. As for England Lost an obvious reference to Brexit and a definite slant towards “Britain turning inwards”, Mick is not pleased about the current political climate in England and the United States.
‘’We obviously have a lot of problems. So am I politically optimistic? … No,” Jagger said.
The mini-album or EP contains five remixes with a slew of studio musicians including a British rapper Skepta.