The Rolling Stones have released the music video for the song “Mess It Up,” from their latest album, Hackney Diamonds. Watch it below.
Starring actor Nicholas Hoult, the video arrived on Tuesday, December 19th — just a few weeks after the release of Hackney Diamonds itself.
First released as the seventh track on Hackney Diamonds, “Mess It Up” sees the Stones blend their classic, blues-rock style with a disco-esque, modern pop approach. The driving backbeat and distorted guitar chops on the verses give oomph to Mick Jagger’s snarling vocals, as the melodic sparkle of the catchy, hook-led chorus transforms the track into a Stones-ified “pop bop.”
“Mess It Up” is the second track from Hackney Diamonds to receive music video treatment. In September, The Rolling Stones shared the video for the single “Angry” starring Sydney Sweeney (which Damon Albarn called “horrible” and “objectifying” of Sweeney).
Hackney Diamonds is The Rolling Stones’ first album of new material since 2005, and was released this past October. In his review, Consequence’s Jonah Krueger celebrated the record’s more-stylistic songs — like the country-esque “Dreamy Skies” and the bluesy cover of Muddy Waters’ “Rollin’ Stone” — and praised the band’s achievement of “successfully [keeping] the boat afloat for one more album.”
In support of the release, The Rolling Stones are gearing up to hit the road in 2024 for a 16-city North American tour. Kicking off in April, the jaunt will see the band stop in cities like Las Vegas, Seattle, Philadelphia, Chicago, Los Angeles, and more, before wrapping with a final date Santa Clara, California, on July 17th. Check out the full list of dates, and grab your tickets here.
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As for Hoult, he recently starred as the titular character in the Nicholas Cage-featuring vampire comedy, Renfield. In May, reports arrived tying Hoult to the James Gunn-directed Superman: Legacy — last month, it was revealed that Hoult would portray Lex Luther.