Rolling Stones collaboration with Lady Gaga and Stevie Wonder titled Sweet Sounds of Heaven garners big praise from fans: ‘And the Grammy for Record Of the Year goes to…’
Rolling Stone’s collaboration with Lady Gaga and Stevie Wonder entitled Sweet Sounds of Heaven receives high praise from fans: ‘And the Grammy for Record Of the Year goes to…’
The Rolling Stones’ latest single Sweet Sounds of Heaven, featuring Stevie Wonder and Lady Gaga, was well received by fans on Thursday.
The song is the second release from the band’s upcoming album Hackney Diamonds, the first album of new material in 18 years, since 2005’s A Bigger Bang.
“Absolutely incredible,” said one fan. ‘Makes waiting for the album even harder after listening to this.’
Another predicted awards for the A-list artists’ collaboration, saying: “And the Grammy for Record Of the Year goes to…”
One fan said: ‘I’ve been a fan for a long time and I thought you couldn’t surprise me. But it’s beautiful. So big, emotional, strong. Sounds so great. Beautiful song.’
The latest: The Rolling Stones’ latest single Sweet Sounds of Heaven was well received by fans upon its release on 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 song
Another fan described the song as “absolutely brilliant” and “a great song that could easily fit into your early discography,” adding that Wonder and Gaga “added an extra layer of magic to the song, making it something very special.” ‘
Fans called out individual highlights on the song, saying that Jagger, who turned 80 in July, “doesn’t sound like an 80-year-old man” and that Gaga’s “vocals were literally the sounds of heaven.”
In the song, Wonder plays the keyboards while Gaga sings in a blues-gospel style while the band plays an arrangement with guitars, saxophone and drums.
The album features work from late drummer Charlie Watts, who can be heard on two of the songs he recorded in 2019, two years before his death 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 in, 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 to clean it up a bit.”
Wood said Sky News that ‘Stevie is just so amazing to watch’ and the ‘beautiful’ 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 sit there and hum. Stand up. Let’s record this.’
The legendary rock ensemble announced the release of the single via Twitter on Thursday
Fans took to social media to praise the new release on Thursday
The album features work by late drummer Charlie Watts, who can be heard on two of the songs he recorded in 2019, two years before his death in 2021. Pictured in 2017 in Germany
Gaga previously joined the band on stage at a December 2012 show in Newark, New Jersey for a performance of the classic Gimme Shelter
Gaga, who stars in the upcoming sequel Joker 2: Folie à Deux, joined the band onstage at a December 2012 show in Newark, New Jersey for a performance of the 1969 classic Gimme Shelter.
The Poker Face singer has collaborated with a wide range of prominent artists in the past, including Elton John, Beyoncé, Ariana Grande and the late Tony Bennett.
Hackney Diamonds is released on October 20.