Mick Jagger’s new supergroup – SuperHeavy – will release its debut album this September.
The SuperHeavy lineup features Jagger, Eurythmics founder Dave Stewart, singer Joss Stone, composer A.R. Rahman and reggae artist Damian Marley.
Jagger and Stewart co-produced the album, which was recorded in various studios around the world, including those in France, Cyprus, Miami and India. The majority of the tracks were laid down over three weeks in Los Angeles earlier this year. The quartet wrote 22 songs in their first six days together.
The first single is titled "Miracle Worker" and the band will be recording a video for the track.
Jagger and Stewart had worked together on the 2004 soundtrack to the film "Alfie" and Stewart produced Stone's last album. Both wanted to bring in a Jamaican musician and Marley entered the picture with his rhythm section, bassist and composer Shiah Coore and drummer Courtney Diedrick. They met Rahman while recording in Los Angeles.
According to the band's bio, SuperHeavy came together after Jagger and Stewart wondered what a band of musicians from different genres would sound like. Jagger had his doubts it would come together.
One of the first on the album is Jagger singing in Urdu. He takes lead on Rahman's song "Satyameva Jayate," which translates to "the truth alone triumphs."
"It's different from anything else I've ever been involved in," Jagger told Rolling Stone last month. "The music is very wide-ranging – from reggae to ballads to Indian songs in Urdu."
"We didn't know what the hell we were doing," added Stewart. "We were just jamming and making a noise. It was like when a band first starts up in your garage. Sometimes Damien would kick it off and then Joss would sing something on top of it. We might have a 22 minute jam, and it would become a six minute song."