The Rolling Stones premieres new music video with Normal People’s Paul Mescal
Anna Hardy | 11th August 2020
‘Normal People’s’ Paul Mescal stars in the Rolling Stones’ new music video for the recently unveiled track ‘Scarlet’.
The band wrote the heartfelt song in 1974, featuring the iconic Jimmy Page from Led Zeppelin on guitar, and have used the rising actor to bring his own flare to the track.
In the video Mescal channels a successful harmony of the sexiness of his character ‘Connell Waldron’ in ‘Normal People’ and the Rockstar image of the Stones as he recklessly holds a glass of whiskey in his hand and smokes a cigarette in the bathroom.
The video, set in London’s Claridge’s hotel, emulates the passionate love story of ‘Normal People’ as Mescal talks to a lipstick drawing of ‘Scarlet’ and slurs to the camera “Hey Scarlet, I’m a little bit drunk. I’m very sorry. I love you”.
He continues to intoxicatedly stumble across the hotel room, thrusting his hips whilst his bow tie casually hangs from his neck, reminding the viewers why he became the Irish heartthrob that he is. Meanwhile, the track perfectly complements the video, painting the story with its lyrics, and vice versa.
The track was released on August 6th alongside two previously unreleased tracks “All The Rage” and “Criss Cross” and was directed by the directing duo ‘Us’.
And if you can’t get enough of Mick Jagger and Paul Mescal, you can watch the pair of them in the this interview where they talk at length about the production of the music and the video.