Sir Mick Jagger writes first-ever TV show theme music – Up News Info


Mick Jagger wrote his very first TV theme “very, very quickly”.

The 78-year-old icon has revealed he wrote the theme for the Apple TV+ series ‘Slow Horses’ after reading the Mick Herron book it’s based on.

The Rolling Stones star told Variety, “It’s a pretty popular book series, so I knew what it was about.

“I knew the atmosphere very well, so as soon as [composer Daniel Pemberton] sent me the track, I just pulled a few pages of notes from what I thought it was about. It came very, very quickly, which is always a good sign.”

Daniel has been working on the new series for months, slated to premiere in April.

The composer also revealed that he and Jagger collaborated on the project via Zoom calls, emails and texts.

Daniel said, “I played the track to him on guitar. I’m not even a good guitarist. It was very weird playing guitar for Mick Jagger on the Zoom line.”

Speaking about their collaboration, Jagger added: “I just recorded it on my iPhone and sent it to him, and he loved it. And then we had to do a little tinkering, trying to get a chorus, the calling ‘Strange Game’ and trying to get the verses from the main character’s point of view.”

Meanwhile, director James Hawes explained why he wanted to involve the music icon in the project.

He said: “It’s a resounding British show in a very confident British genre, which needed to find its own flavor.

“From the start, I thought we could use a song in the opening to help us set the tone, especially with the first show, which has a very dynamic, maybe more conventional, action opening. “


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