Joss Stone, AR Rahman, Damien Marley, Mick Jagger, and Dave Stewart walk into a bar. No, this is not the beginning of a hilariously bizarre joke, but the reality of new musical act SuperHeavy.
SuperHeavy just released their first music video for “Miracle Worker,” and it’s everything you would expect from the eclectic group of musicians. Reggae, tattoos, a colorful alley filled with Indians dancing, and Mick Jagger in a pink suit.
In an article in the Hollywood Reporter, members of the group admitted working together was not business as usual. Mick Jagger said:
“It’s not my usual sort of way of working. You always want to leave some room for improvisation, but you need to have something, some songs, when you walk into the studio. It evolved very quickly. We sat around with our little pads. We did do a lot of jams but it’s all coherent and arranged. We just wrote them quickly.”
The song itself is pretty average. It’s pretty hard to combine all these different genres into something cohesive. Isn’t it common knowledge that super groups never really work out? Child Rebel Soldier, anyone? But the quality of the songs are a little irrelevant when it comes to the amount of press the group is going to get just for teaming up. Their video premiered on YouTube last Friday, and it already has 500,000+ hits.
The most disappointing part is not how bad SuperHeavy is or isn’t, but the fact that there’s no reality show documenting everything. Oh well, check out the song for yourself below.
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