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Normal People’s Paul Mescal features in a new video for The Rolling Stones

‘Scarlet’, a previously-unreleased song recorded in 1974, also features Led Zeppelin’s Jimmy Page

Paul Mescal, who played the starring role of Connell Waldron in the TV adaptation of Sally Rooney’s Normal People, evidently isn’t content to sit back and enjoy the show’s success. 

Besides taking on another lead role in a new psychological thriller from the Derry Girls creator Lisa McGee (The Deceived) and celebrating his recent Emmy nomination, Mescal has found time to feature in the new video for a previously-unreleased Rolling Stones track, titled “Scarlet”.

Mescal opens the video for the song – which also features Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page, who originally recorded it as a demo with The Rolling Stones back in 1974 – by looking straight into the camera and addressing the titular Scarlet, saying: “I’m a little bit drunk. I’m very sorry. I love you.” 

What ensues is basically three and a half minutes of the Normal People actor dancing around a deserted hotel in a vest (sans chain, unfortunately), smoking in the bathroom, and generally having a great-slash-terrible time.

The song itself will also feature on Goats Head Soup 2020, an expanded version of the 1973 album, which releases September 4.

Watch Paul Mescal in the new “Scarlet” video below.