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Mick Jagger writes theme tune for new Apple TV+ show ‘Slow Horses’

The song, 'Strange Game', will come out on Friday (April 1)

By Will Richards

Mick Jagger stares at the camera and shouts in black-and-white press picture
Mick Jagger. (Photo: Press)

Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger has written and performed the theme tune for a new drama starring Gary Oldman on Apple TV+.

New song ‘Strange Game’ was written for ‘Slow Horses’, a new spy series which will release its first two episodes on the streaming platform on Friday (April 1). Jagger‘s theme song will also arrive on the same day.

A synopsis for ‘Slow Horses’ reads: “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.”

Watch a trailer for the show below. Mick Jagger’s ‘Strange Game’ will be released on Friday.

Daniel Pemberton, the Oscar-nominated film composer who co-wrote ‘Strange Game’ with Jagger, said in a statement: “Working with Mick Jagger has been one of the most exciting collaborations of my professional career. I think we have managed to create an incredibly unique and original titles theme and I cannot wait for the rest of the world to hear it.”

Series director James Hawes added: “We always wanted a song to set the tone for the show and there was only ever one name in my mind – Mick Jagger. Hearing the track for the first time was utterly thrilling. Mick’s lyrics and performance have totally nailed the mood of Slow Horses, with all the humour and swagger I dreamed of.”

Mick Jagger will head out on a UK and European tour in 2022 with The Rolling Stones. Read Rolling Stone UK’s new interview with Keith Richards about the upcoming shows and more here.