"Eazy Sleazy" is a song by Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger and Dave Grohl. It was surprise-released 13 April 2021 through Polydor Records.[1] Jagger conceived the single during the COVID-19 pandemic and collaborated with drummer Dave Grohl and producer Matt Clifford virtually.[2][3][4] "Eazy Sleazy" is an upbeat,[5][6] "muscular, melodic"[7] hard rock[8] song. So far the song is only available on YouTube.

"Eazy Sleazy"
Single by Mick Jagger featuring Dave Grohl
Released13 April 2021
Recorded2021
GenreRock, hard rock
Length3:46
LabelPolydor Records
Songwriter(s)
  • Mick Jagger
  • Dave Grohl
Producer(s)
  • Mick Jagger
  • Matt Clifford
Mick Jagger singles chronology
"Gotta Get a Grip"
(2017)
"Eazy Sleazy"
(2021)

Writing and recordingEdit

"Eazy Sleazy" was written initially by Jagger during March 2021 while watching coverage of the COVID-19 pandemic.[7]

LyricsEdit

The song's lyrics describe life during the COVID-19 pandemic and common frustrations, including misinformation relating to the pandemic.[2] The lyrics mention TikTok dances, Zoom video conferencing, and Bill Gates conspiracy theories. "Eazy Sleazy"'s chorus is deliberately optimistic for a post-pandemic future, with Jagger singing "It's gonna be a garden of earthly delights"[2] and "It'll be a memory you're trying to remember to forget".[1]

Critical receptionEdit

NME's Tom Skinner referred to "Eazy Sleazy" as an "infectious rock team-up",[9] while Variety editor Jem Aswad referred to it as a "pandemic anthem" and "punky song" that is "the liveliest thing Jagger has released in many years".[4] The Guardian's Ben Beaumont-Thomas found the track "amusing", stating that it railed "against the boredom of lockdowns" during the pandemic.[10]

PersonnelEdit

  • Mick Jagger – lead vocals, rhythm guitar
  • Dave Grohl – drums, lead guitar, bass guitar, backing vocals

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "EAZY SLEAZY". Mick Jagger. 13 April 2021. Retrieved 13 April 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  2. ^ a b c Blistein, Jon (13 April 2021). "Mick Jagger Recruits Dave Grohl for New Song on Pandemic Life, 'Eazy Sleazy'". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 13 April 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  3. ^ Strauss, Matthew. "Listen to Mick Jagger and Dave Grohl's New Song "Eazy Sleazy"". Pitchfork. Retrieved 13 April 2021.
  4. ^ a b Aswad, Jem (13 April 2021). "Mick Jagger and Dave Grohl Drop Surprise Pandemic Anthem, 'Eazy Sleazy'". Variety. Retrieved 13 April 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  5. ^ Lejeune, Tristan (13 April 2021). "Mick Jagger, Dave Grohl team up on song about life in the pandemic". TheHill. Retrieved 13 April 2021.
  6. ^ "Mick Jagger's lockdown song 'Eazy Sleazy' celebrates easing of Britain's restrictions". ABC News Australia. 15 April 2021. Retrieved 15 April 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  7. ^ a b Newman, Jason (13 April 2021). "Mick Jagger Has Some Thoughts on the Pandemic, Anti-Vaxxers, and Conspiracy Theories". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 13 April 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  8. ^ Kennedy, Mark (13 April 2021). "Mick Jagger and Dave Grohl team up for a pandemic anthem". Associated Press. Retrieved 13 April 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  9. ^ Skinner, Tom (13 April 2021). "Listen to Mick Jagger and Dave Grohl's surprise new single 'Eazy Sleazy'". NME. Retrieved 13 April 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  10. ^ Beaumont-Thomas, Ben (13 April 2021). "'Bill Gates is in my bloodstream!' Mick Jagger releases pandemic-themed solo track". the Guardian. Retrieved 13 April 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)