The Rolling Stones have released another single from “Hackney Diamonds”, their next studio album. It is “Sweet Sounds of Heaven”, a song that features Lady Gaga on vocals and Stevie Wonder on piano.
In an official statement, the group mentions influences from the most gospel songs of its history, such as “You Can’t Always Get What You Want” and “Shine a Light”.
The composition was born while vocalist Mick Jagger was enjoying a sunny afternoon at his home in London. Guitarist Keith Richards co-signs the track, recorded in three locations: at Henson Recording Studios in Los Angeles (where Gaga and Wonder also recorded their parts).
Both Lady Gaga and Stevie Wonder have shared the stage with the Stones. In the case of the singer, her participation took place during a 2012 show, performing “Gimme Shelter”.
The partnership with the musician goes back even further: it dates back to 1972, when they toured together and Wonder took the stage for a medley of “Satisfaction” and “Uptight (Everything’s Alright)”.
The Rolling Stones’ last studio album was A Bigger Band, released in 2005 with 16 tracks. The production ended up getting a remastered version years later.
“Hackney Diamonds” is scheduled for release on October 20th.