Today, alternative-rock duo The Blue Stones unveiled “Let It Ride”, their latest single out on Entertainment One (eOne). The track debuted on YouTube in the form of a live video, capturing the duo returning to their element on stage and giving fans a chance to experience the song as intended, as a captivating performance. From the moment the fuzzed-out guitars kick off the track, Tarek Jafar’s bluesy voice and drummer Justin Tessier’s ground-shaking beat combine to create a stadium-sized anthem perfect for soundtracking an end-of-summer road trip. The song hits its high-point through a clap-along breakdown as Jafar declares “If you love me like you say, you have to let me roam”, an ode to living life on the road.
About the track, Tarek stated:
“It’s a song about having an appetite for adventure and a desire for security at the same time. Musicians are ambitious and adventurous, and hard to pin down into a stable, traditional lifestyle. And if you want to love us, you have to let us roam.”
The video for “Let It Ride” is the first part of Live on Display, a live performance the band filmed at Smash Salvage, an antique store in Ontario. Live on Display was directed and filmed by Tarek’s brother, Sameer Jafar, and producer Paul Meany (Mutemath, Twenty One Pilots) served as creative director. “Let It Ride” is just a piece of Live On Display and fans can expect more to come from the band over the next few months. You can check out the performance video for “Let It Ride” on YouTube now and find it on all streaming services here tomorrow.
Speaking on Live On Display, the band shared:
“The lockdown really got to us. We missed performing live, and wanted to give our fans something more than the standard ‘livestream from home’ experience. We put our heads together with Paul (our Producer) and Sameer (our Director, and Tarek’s brother) to plan something that had yet to be done, and that was unapologetically us. After several weeks of pre-production, we got together to film a real performance. Something to remind people that we’ll never stop making noise”