The Rolling Stones will premiere the video for their latest single “Ride 'em on Down,' featuring “Twilight Saga” star Kristen Stewart on Dec. 2. The video will debut in conjunction with the much anticipated release of their critically heralded studio album Blue and Lonesome, which will also drop Friday via Polydor Records/Universal.
The legendary British rockers posted the news along with a teaser video posted on Dec. 1 at their official Twitter account and other social media sites. Released as a single on Nov. 25, “Ride 'em on Down” is the third release from their upcoming album of classic blues covers, following their previous two singles “Hate to See You Go” and “Just Your Fool.”
The 30-second clip opens with a skyline view of a major metropolis then flashes to The Stones' moniker and song title in blue font. A sound of car door slamming with a shot of a hand turning the keys in the ignition, precedes the opening lick of the “Satisfaction” hitmaker's inspired cover of Jimmy Reed's blues classic. We get a brief glimpse of Stewart, slamming the vintage Mustang into gear and roaring away as the teaser clip fades out. Fans can check out the teaser clip above.
“Ride 'em Down” is the only song from Blue & Lonesome to make the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer's setlist during their 2016 touring year. The Stones initially introduced “Ride 'Em on Down”during their opening set at Desert Trip on Oct. 7, performing the song for only the second live in over five decades and performed it again during their Las Vegas date on Oct. 19 at the T-Mobile Arena.
Co-produced by The Glimmer Twins (Stones co-founders Mick Jagger and Keith Richards) and longtime Stones collaborator Don Was, Blue & Lonesome also features a guest appearance from fellow British rock legend Eric Clapton. The album finds The Stones rediscovering their roots, spontaneously covering 12 blues classics. Blue & Lonesome is available for pre-order in standard and deluxe editions here in CD, vinyl and digital formats.
Stones fans in New York can check out the band's multi-media spectacular event "Exhibitionism,” which runs through March 12 in New York at Industria Superstudio. For all the latest details on The Rolling Stones, click here.