Watch: Nicholas Hoult Stars in Rolling Stones’ ‘Mess It Up’ Music Video
by Alex Billington
December 24, 2023
“You think I’ll mess it up, mess it up, mess it up all for you; You think I’m really, really, really gonna really make your dreams come true…” There’s a new music video out that is worth a watch. If you haven’t heard already, The Rolling Stones have released a brand new album this year called “Hackney Diamonds” – the first album of original material by the Rolling Stones since 2005’s “A Bigger Bang.” The music video is for the track known as “Mess It Up” and it’s directed by the talented filmmaker Calmatic, also known for directing the recent House Party and White Men Can’t Jump remakes. It features actor Nicholas Hoult getting angry at his relationship and running out her, thinking she messed it up, only to dance around and realize that he messed it up. It’s actually pretty cool – always nice to see a good narrative with some strong cinematography in a music video. Fire it up and watch Hoult grow a beard over the course of a few minutes.
Thanks to Twitter/X for the tip on this. Intro from YouTube: “Music video by The Rolling Stones performing ‘Mess It Up.'” This music video was directed and edited by the filmmaker known as Calmatic (aka Calmatic Will / Charles Kidd II) – who also directed the recent Hollywood remakes of House Party and White Men Can’t Jump, plus numerous other music videos and a few shorts. Follow him on IG @calmatic. He explains: “Hard to believe this is real! Super honored to be a part of and add a bit of my art into such a storied legacy.” Featuring choreography by Monika Smith (on IG). Shot on filmed by cinematographer Gus Bendinelli (on IG). With VFX by Noise Studio. “Promotone B.V., under exclusive licence to Universal International Music B.V.” The track is on The Rolling Stones’ new album Hackney Diamonds, which is already available now. For more info on the music video, head to YouTube. To discover more short films / videos, click here. Thoughts?