The Rolling Stones and The War on Drugs Team Up for ‘Scarlet’ Remix

    Last month, the Rolling Stones unveiled a previously-unheard track called ‘Scarlet’, which featured Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page. Now, they’ve collaborated with the War on Drugs for a new remix of the track. Listen to it below.

    “I just re-imagined the song as if I had Mick, Keith and Jimmy in the room with me,” The War on Drugs’ Adam Granduciel said in a statement. “After messing with my Linn Drum for a bit, the song fell into this double time thing and I just went with it. I called my friend and bandmate, Dave Hartley, to fill out the bass on the new groove.”

    “Then I figured if I had Jimmy Page in the room I’d probably ask him to plug into my favorite rack flanger so that’s what I did,” he continued. “My friend Anthony LaMarca added some last minute percussion. I’m so honored to have gotten to work on this especially since ‘Angie’ was probably the first ‘rock’ song that I asked to be played on repeat when I was really young. Hope you enjoy it!”

    ‘Scarlet’ was originally recorded in 1974 during a session in Ronnie Wood’s basement. The original version of the track will feature on the forthcoming reissue of the band’s 1973 album Goats Head Soup, along with the recently unveiled ‘Criss Cross’. The War on Drugs’ last LP was 2017’s A Deeper Understanding.

    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis is a writer, journalist, and music editor at Our Culture. His work has also appeared in Pitchfork, GIGsoup, and other publications. He currently lives in Athens, Greece.

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