The Rolling Stones have posted a short trailer online featuring new music. The post is captioned with the announcement ‘Coming October 6’, suggesting that their widely rumoured new album may be released tomorrow.
The Stones recently updated their website to let fans know that something is ‘coming soon’. Whatever that something is, may have just been confirmed as a new record, thanks to yesterdays trailer. In the trailer, the band can be seen jamming out a harmonica led blues song.
This may confirm a particular rumour that suggested the new record may be a compilation of blues cover songs. In French publication Le Figaro, American musician and producer Don Was said of The Stones latest recordings: “The record sounds very crude, very authentic. It captures the essence of what they are.”
It has also been reported that guitarist Eric Clapton may feature on the upcoming record. Clapton is said to have ran into The Stones whilst visiting a London recording studio, and recorded two songs with the band.
The groups last studio record was 2005’s ‘A Bigger Bang’. The album was a number one hit in over 10 countries and has since gone on to be certified platinum in the US. ‘A Bigger Bang’ was described as a musical hybrid, merging the Stones’ classic blues sound with that of modern garage rock sound. Some critics even drew comparisons with The White Stripes and The Black Keys.
Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood has revealed that the band went on a ‘blues streak’ during their time in the studio over the last year. Wood said of the latest recordings: “They really sound authentic.” “We went in to cut some new songs, which we did. But we got on a blues streak. We cut 11 blues in two days… When we heard them back after not hearing them for a couple of months, we were, ‘Who’s that?’ ‘It’s you.’ It sounded so authentic.”