The British rock band “The Rolling Stones” is set to release their first album in 18 years titled “Hackney Diamonds.” It will be a true eclectic mix of genres, ranging from rock ballads to dance and country.
The group unveiled the recording at a special event at the Hackney Empire theatre in London, which is at the heart of the new album. The producer for the album is Andrew Watt.
The 80-year-old frontman Mick Jagger shared that the band was “very excited” about creating new music.
“We worked on two or three songs every day, so the excitement was maintained,” Mick noted.
“Hackney Diamonds” will also be the band’s first record without drummer Charlie Watts, who passed away in 2021 due to cancer. Keith Richards confessed that it was Watts’ death in 2021 that pushed the band to work on the new album.
“I think because of Charlie’s death, we felt that we are still alive and that we should continue to maintain our individuality and still say, ‘Hey, it’s only rock ‘n’ roll. But you know, we’re here,'” the musician stated.
The new album includes 12 songs recorded in studios in London, Los Angeles, and Nassau. The release of “Hackney Diamonds” is scheduled for October 20th.