Eazy Sleazy

Album: Single release only (2021)
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Songfacts®:

  • Mick Jagger recorded this hard rocking coronavirus anthem with Dave Grohl of The Foo Fighters. The Rolling Stones frontman croons tongue-in-cheek lyrics about the life we've been living during the COVID lockdown.
  • Jagger reflects on how people such as him were reliant on video-calling services during the pandemic.

    Trying to write a tune
    You better hook me up to Zoom


    They would often have their bookcases as their backdrop during the calls.

    See my Poncey books
    Teach myself to cook
  • Later, Jagger calls out COVID-19 vaccine conspiracies and the dangerous disinformation spread throughout the pandemic.

    Shooting the vaccine
    Bill Gates is in my bloodstream
    It's mind control!


    Asked by Rolling Stone why he decided to write about conspiracy theories, Jagger replied: "It just seems to be that even people you know that are relatively sensible about a lot of things have one thing that they just don't kind of get. I have several friends and relations and they go off on these things that just doesn't... They're just irrational. Of course, there's no point in speaking to people about it. They don't get it. They got what they believe in and they believe in that. And it doesn't matter what you say, they're gonna believe in it. And rational thought doesn't work."
  • The title comes from the optimistic chorus where Jagger is hopeful that normal life will soon start again.

    Easy, sleazy it's gonna be smooth and greasy
    Yeah easy, believe me
    It'll only be a memory you're trying to remember to forget
  • Jagger and Grohl recorded the song during the pandemic lockdown with the Stones singer supplying vocals and guitar and the Foo Fighters frontman jumping on drums, bass and additional guitar. Jagger explained to Consequence Of Sound that he decided to work with Grohl on the song as he's someone who is used to working from home and is a great drummer that could "really get into it."
  • After writing the demo, Jagger sent it off to Grohl, who began working on it the next day. "He did the drums first, and he totally got the vibe of it straight away," said the Stones frontman. He then added bass and a guitar part. "It didn't take long," Jagger continued. "In a couple sessions, it was done."
  • Mick Jagger's longtime musical collaborator Matt Clifford produced the track. He also helmed Jagger's two 2017 songs, "Gotta Get A Grip" and "England Lost."

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