François Rousselet directed the video for “Angry”, starring Sydney Sweeney
The Rolling Stones have just announced the release of the single “Angry”. The single arrives alongside the announcement of the group’s highly anticipated new album, titled Hackney Diamonds, which will be released on October 20th.
The exciting news was shared by Mick, Keith, and Ronnie at a special event at the historic Hackney Empire, the epicenter of pioneering art in East London for almost 125 years. The launch was presented by North American presenter Jimmy Fallon and broadcast worldwide via YouTube.
The 12-song album, whose full lineup will be revealed in due course, was recorded at various locations around the world, including Henson Recording Studios in Los Angeles; the Metropolis Studios, London; the Sanctuary Studios, Nassau, Bahamas; the Electric Lady Studios, New York; and The Hit Factory/Germano Studios, also in New York.
“Hackney Diamonds” is available for pre-order.
This is the band’s first studio album since 2005’s A Bigger Bang, coincidentally also released on September 6th, 18 years ago. Since then, the Stones have continued to break box office records on a series of sold-out world tours and released Blue & Lonesome, an album that won a Grammy in 2016 and topped the album sales charts around the world, made up of brilliant versions of many of the blues songs that helped shape its sound. Last year, the group thrilled European audiences, totaling almost a quarter of a million on the “Sixty” anniversary tour.
Hackney Diamonds marks the Stones’ (Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Ronnie Wood) first collaboration with New York producer and musician Andrew Watt, who was named Producer of the Year at the 2021 Grammy Awards and has worked with Post Malone, Iggy Pop, and Elton John.
The emotional “Angry” is accompanied by a video directed by François Rousselet, whose credits include work with Nike, Diesel, Pharrell Williams, and the Stones’ “Ride ‘Em On Down” from “Blue & Lonesome.” The new promotional video stars Emmy-nominated actress Sydney Sweeney (“The White Lotus,” “Euphoria,” “The Handmaid’s Tale”).
Watch the video for “Angry”. “Hackney Diamonds” will be released worldwide on October 20th.