Mick Jagger, Dave Stewart, Joss Stone, Damian Marley team up for SuperHeavy: Hear their single here


Supergroups, unite and take over! Next week sees the release of Kanye and Jay-Z’s Watch the Throne, and now there’s the first single from SuperHeavy, the band that features Mick Jagger, Dave Stewart, Joss Stone, Damian Marley, and Indian film composer A.R. Rahman (Slumdog Millionaire).

A breezy reggae groove that features an Bollywood-inspired string section (!), “Miracle Worker” begins with Marley “reachin’ out to all the lovers who might be thinkin’ about breakin’ up… or maybe makin’ up.” (Listen to it here.) From there, Stone and Jagger trade verses for the strangest dream team since members of Hanson, Smashing Pumpkins, and Cheap Trick got together for Tinted Windows.

So how did this group come together? During a press conference at Henson Studios in Los Angeles on June 30, Jagger and Stewart explained that the concept behind the group’s forthcoming self-titled album was to see what would happen if musicians from different cultures composed and recorded together, and indeed, the songs reportedly borrow from each band member’s specialty: reggae (Marley), blues-rock (Jagger), soul (Stone) and even Indian film music (Rachman). “I love musicians from all over the world, but never liked the term ‘world music,'” Stewart said. “That sounds like people knitting with yogurt.”

Stewart told reporters that the group recorded 29 songs in 10 days, which meant it all happened so quickly that Marley didn’t have time to school himself on his bandmates’ back catalog. “I wasn’t really familiar with everyone else’s music before,” he said, “but you observe how they work. It was a great experience.”

Stone has said that SuperHeavy will wait to see the reaction to the album, which is due to be released September 20, before they decide whether they’ll tour together. But we can’t wait til then: tell us in the comments what you think of the song.

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Comments (10 total) Add your comment
  • alex

    Mick is the best part… i like the verses, but not the chorus.

  • courtney

    It’s good stuff. Except, why is Mick screaming at us?

  • Lex

    Phil, nothing annoys me more than people who post comments online and randomly CAPITALIZE things. You think it’s getting your point across better by emphasizing certain words, but it just makes you look like a loud idiot.

    • Phil

      So I’m a loud idiot with no point then?? SO SORRY TO ANNOY YOU LEX.

  • Lex

    Apology accepted.

  • Madmac

    Finally had a chance to listen to Miracle Worker this morning. I like it. It’s something that you don’t find in what comprises today’s music…You know Actual Music.

  • Phil

    You wanna edit out my comment from yesterday, that’s completely fine, but why don’t you guys also edit the story where your writer refers to Rahman as (Rachman)??? SO SAD AND ONLY FURTHER EMPHASIZES MY NOW DELETED POST FROM YESTERDAY.

  • edouard

    Pleasant, but not transcendental. A song shaped in the mould of a million reggae tunes, and the chorus is uninspired. As for Jagger, his singing is quite good and amazing when compared to other guys that age

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