The Rolling Stones
long ago established themselves as one of the greatest rock bands of all time. The band is not only a household name, but has left an indelible mark on the musical landscape, bringing their particular fusion of blues, rock, and countless other genres into the mainstream. Now, over a decade since their last studio album, the legendary band is returning with an upcoming album, Blue & Lonesome.
Judging by their first single, "Just Your Fool" and now this new one "Hate To See You Go," both covers of songs performed by Chicago blues man Little Walter, this album will feature covers of the songs that first influenced the band. Following the lead of fellow music legends like Johnny Cash, who in his later years released his American series of albums that covered the music that inspired him.
In this rendition of "Hate To See You Go," The Stones went for a purist approach, clearly intending to show reverence for the original. However, for the music video, the band decided to pair this 50s song with modern visuals. The fast paced camera sweeps across 21st century Manhattan and features young people engaged in modern life. In this way, the band makes the point that music like this, will always be relevant. The camera also cuts to the band performing in their studio, showing the vitality and energy the band, now in their 70s, still has. In their new album, they stand to prove that both their influences, mainly older blues music, is just as vital as they are.