An album from new musical supergroup, Super Heavy, will emerge sometime around this September consisting of: Mick Jagger (The Rolling Stones), Dave Stewart (Eurythmics), Joss Stone, Damian Marley and A.R. Rahman (Indian film composer). The group got its start two years ago when Dave Stewart called Jagger, expressing interest in making a fusion of various genres of music. Then, a little over a year ago, the band began recording in L.A. having not prepared anything.
“We didn’t know what the hell we were doing,” says Stewart. “We were just jamming and making a noise. It was like when a band first starts up in your garage. Sometimes Damien would kick it off and then Joss would sing something on top of it. We might have a 22 minute jam, and it would become a six minute song.”
“It’s different from anything else I’ve ever been involved in,” Jagger tells Rolling Stone. “The music is very wide-ranging – from reggae to ballads to Indian songs in Urdu. … “We wanted a convergence of different musical styles. …. We were always overlapping styles, but they were nevertheless separate.”
There are no current plans for the band to tour, but they are open to the idea. Dave Stewart and Joss Stone just finished working on Joss’ new album, LP1.