Kristen Stewart has played many roles throughout her career (mumbling Snow White, vampire-obsessed teen, panic room survivor, etc.), but her new one might be the best fit yet: A Rolling Stones music video star.
“Ride ‘Em On Down,” a cover of Eddie Taylor’s 1955 track, is the latest single off the legendary rock group’s recently released blues cover album, “Blue & Lonesome,” and features the “Twilight” star in all her glory.
The music video follows Stewart riding around solo in a vintage blue Mustang in what looks like a post-apocalyptic Los Angeles. Beholden to no one ― not even some seriously creepy dude who asks her for gas ― Stewart dances and drives her way through the city and, TWIST, it’s not painfully awkward.
The Rolling Stones are notable in modern popular music for assimilating various musical genres into their own collective sound. Throughout the band’s career, their musical contributions have been marked by a continual reference and reliance on musical styles including blues, rhythm and blues, country, folk, reggae, dance, and world music, exemplified by Jones’ collaboration with the Master Musicians of Jajouka, as well as traditional English styles that use stringed instrumentation like harps. Brian Jones experimented with the use of non-traditional instruments such as the sitar and slide guitar in their early days. The group started out covering early rock ‘n’ roll and blues songs, and have never stopped playing live or recording cover songs.