Introducing Rev’s DJ pick of the week, “Mess It Up,” the third single and latest gem from The Rolling Stones’ newest album, “Hackney Diamonds.”
Prepare for an Earth, Wind, Fire-esque disco breakdown that’s as catchy as it is fun. “Mess It Up” is reminiscent of older Stones songs “Don’t Stop” and “Stealing My Heart.” This track marks a milestone for the legendary band, as the 24th studio album and first release of original material in nearly two decades.
Keith Richards remains unmistakably himself, showcasing his inimitable guitar style that cuts through the music like a sharp blade. Mick Jagger remains the iconic frontman that fans know and love, with his bluesy and somewhat diva-ish howl. Meanwhile, Ronnie Wood quietly holds the entire song together with his timeless contributions. This is the first album since the 2021 death of drummer Charlie Watts, who contributed to “Mess It Up” and “Sweet Sounds of Heaven” in 2019. In a testament to the band’s enduring legacy, Jagger and Richards, both 80 years old, and Wood, at 76, continue to rock the stage.
Behind the scenes, the young producer Andrew Watt adds his magic touch to the mix. Known for his diverse credits ranging from Iggy Pop and Post Malone to Justin Bieber and Miley Cyrus. Watt brings a fresh perspective to The Rolling Stones’ sound.
Get ready to immerse yourself in the timeless sound of The Rolling Stones as they prove that age is just a number, and rock knows no boundaries. “Mess It Up” is a testament to their musical prowess, bound to leave you craving more from these rock legends. Don’t miss their AARP sponsored tour throughout the states later this year.
Watch the music video below, starring British actor, Nicholas Holt, and directed by Grammy award winner, Calamtic.
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