- 27 Sep 19
As part of our Now We're Talking special issue, we share songs from artists who have talking - sung - through their mental health issues and shared their burdens.
Driven by Brian Jones’ melancholy sitar rhythms, the stunning ‘Paint It, Black’ finds Mick Jagger conjuring an air of menace with steady stream of memorable lines. In the first verse he sings, “I see the girls walk by dressed in their summer clothes / I have to turn my head until my darkness goes”, before later declaring “It’s not easy facing up when your whole world is black”. A highlight of the Stones catalogue, ‘Paint It, Black’ is a remarkably potent evocation of a dark frame of mind.
Now We're Talking 2019
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