Supergroups come in all shapes and sizes, but this one is a head-scratcher we can't help but be fascinated by. Fresh off of a seemingly endless Distant Relatives album-promotion tour with Nas, Damian "Jr. Gong" Marley is teaming up with none other than Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger and chanteuse Joss Stone for a project titled Super Heavy.
Marley reportedly comprises one-fifth of Super Heavy, an all-star collaboration that also includes Dave Stewart and Indian film composer A.R. Rahman. According to RollingStone.com, the group has been secretly recording its debut over the past 18 months, with eyes on a September release for the results of their efforts.
"It's different from anything else I've ever been involved in," said Jagger. "The music is very wide-ranging – from reggae to ballads to Indian songs in Urdu."
"We didn't know what the hell we were doing," said Grammy-winning musician Stewart. "We were just jamming and making a noise. It was like when a band first starts up in your garage. Sometimes Damian 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."
No tour dates are currently scheduled for Super Heavy, but that will very likely change in the near future "We're experimenting at the moment and just taking it day by day," added Stewart. "I think if we're rehearsing and it sounds great and people love the idea then nobody would rule out the possibility of it."