MICK JAGGER RELEASES THEME TUNE FOR BRAND-NEW APPLE ORIGINAL ESPIONAGE SERIES SLOW HORSES STARRING GARY OLDMAN
“STRANGE GAME” IS OUT NOW!
WATCH THE STRANGE GAME LYRIC VIDEO HERE
01 APRIL 2022 (TORONTO, ON) - Mick Jagger today releases "Strange Game", the theme tune for the highly anticipated Apple Original series “Slow Horses”. Strange Game, co-written, recorded and performed by Jagger with film composer Daniel Pemberton, is out now via Polydor Records / Universal Music, coinciding with today’s global premiere of “Slow Horses”, with the series’ first two episodes now available globally on Apple TV+.
Listen to Strange Game" here
The atmospheric and infectious title track "Strange Game" captures the series’ dark and mischievous premise, and the surreal world of espionage and exclusion the main characters find themselves in. Underpinned by Jagger’s powerful and eery vocals, the poignant, moodily strutting theme tune, which references elements of the show’s original score, encompasses both contemporary off-kilter sound design and delicate piano arrangements, highlighting the narrative of yearning for the days to "dance with the big boys again”.
Based on a series of acclaimed books by Mick Herron and starring Academy-Award winner Gary Oldman, “Slow Horses” follows a team of British intelligence agents who serve in a dumping ground department of MI5 – Slough House on the outskirts of London. Oldman stars as Jackson Lamb, the brilliant but irascible leader of the spies who end up in Slough House due to their career ending mistakes. The six-part series also stars Kristen Scott Thomas, Jonathan Pryce, Olivia Cook and Jack Lowden.
The commission to write and record Strange Game was procured by Mick’s music publisher BMG.