South Africa

WATCH: Mick Jagger celebrates end of lockdown in new track 'Eazy Sleazy'

London - Mick Jagger released a surprise new track on Tuesday, "Eazy Sleazy", which celebrates the end of lockdown in England and takes a tongue-in-cheek look at some of the downsides of life cooped up at home during the pandemic.

Lyrics in the rocking, upbeat track include: "Trying to write a tune you better hook me up to Zoom" and "way too much TV it's lobotomizing me."

Jagger, who wrote the song a few weeks ago, teamed up with Foo Fighters guitarist Dave Grohl virtually, who added his part from Los Angeles.

"It's a song that I wrote about coming out of lockdown, with some much needed optimism," said 77-year-old Jagger.

"It was all about coming out of all the things that I mention in the verses. It's coming out of that, hopefully, into, you know, a more optimistic frame of mind," he added.

The chorus promises, "we'll escape from these prison walls" and "it's gonna be a garden of earthly delights."

Pubs started selling pints for drinking outside on Monday and shops threw open their doors as England started to reopen after three months of lockdown.

Grohl said recording the song with Jagger was "beyond a dream come true."

"Just when I thought life couldn't get any crazier ... it's the song of the summer, without a doubt!" he said.

Football news:

Griezmann spoke with Hamilton and visited the Mercedes boxes at the Spanish Grand Prix
Barcelona feels that Neymar used it. He said that he wanted to return, but extended his contract with PSG (RAC1)
Aubameyang to the Arsenal fans: We wanted to give you something good. I am sorry that we could not
Atletico did not lose at the Camp Nou. Busquets' injury is the turning point of the match (and the championship race?)
Verratti injured his knee ligaments in PSG training. Participation in the Euro is still in question
Neymar's contract in one picture. Mbappe wants the same one
Manchester United would like to sign Bellingham in the summer, not Sancho. Borussia do not intend to sell Jude