Rolling Stones Interview - Mick Jagger and Keith Richards discuss new music, lockdown and more
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Paul Mescal to star in The Rolling Stones’ video for ‘Scarlet’

Normal People star Paul Mescal is set to star in the upcoming video for The Rolling Stones song ‘Scarlet’ which features Jimmy Page.

The new video is expected to arrive on August 6 at 7pm BST through The Rolling Stones official YouTube channel and, as well as featuring Mescal, the visuals will also contain a special introduction from Mick Jagger.

“I remember first jamming this with Jimmy and Keith in Ronnie’s basement studio,” recounts Mick Jagger of the song in a statement. “It was a great session”.

Keith Richards remembers how the two bands crossed paths and how the song came about, saying: “We walked in at the end of a Zeppelin session. They were just leaving, and we were booked in next and I believe that Jimmy decided to stay.

“We weren’t actually cutting it as a track,” remembers Richards, “It was basically for a demo, a demonstration, you know, just to get the feel of it, but it came out well, with a line up like that, you know, we better use it.‘’

The new song is being released as part of the new multi-format and deluxe reissues of Goats Head Soup which is due to arrive on September 4th via Universal Music Group. As you might expect, like other songs from the era, it’s a bluesy rock number with hooks coming out of its ears.

Listen to ‘Scarlet’, below.

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