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The Rolling Stones have released new lyric videos for “Jumpin’ Jack Flash” and the classic 1968 single’s B-side, “Child of the Moon.”

The two animated clips were helmed by Tom Readdy and Lucy Dawkins of the London-based design studio Yes Please Productions. The “Jumpin’ Jack Flash” clip boasts a simple red, black, and white color palette, although the animation is a dazzling mix of sharp angles and swirling psychedelia.

In a statement, Readdy and Dawkins said that for the “Jumpin’ Jack Flash” clip they wanted to “create a visual that somehow matched the swagger and excitement of the track.” They continued: “With that guitar riff and Jagger’s exceptional searing vocal we set out to create animations that hit and emphasized every beat, guitar part, and syllable sung. The simplicity of the color palette, along with rough, hand-drawn elements all come together to create an energetic visual to accompany the joyful rush of adrenaline that is ‘Jumpin’ Jack Flash.'”

The “Child of the Moon” clip, meanwhile, is much more muted in a way that complements the song, although it still has that heady feel as plants and flowers sprout and sway, and stars sparkle through space. Readdy and Dawkins said their video was inspired by the “natural landscape and elements” used in the track’s 1969 promo video, directed by Michael Lindsay-Hogg. It even features the same typeface used on an original seven-inch picture sleeve for the “Jumpin’ Jack Flash”/“Child of the Moon” single.

Lyrics of "Jumpin' Jack Flash" - The Rolling Stones

I was born in a crossfire hurricane

And I howled at my ma in the driving rain

But it's all right now, in fact, it's a gas

But it's all right, I'm Jumpin' Jack Flash

It's a gas, gas, gas

I was raised by a toothless, bearded hag

I was schooled with a strap right across my back

But it's all right now, in fact, it's a gas

But it's all right, I'm Jumpin' Jack Flash

It's a gas, gas, gas

I was drowned, I was washed up and left for dead

I fell down to my feet and I saw they bled, yeah yeah

I frowned at the crumbs of a crust of bread, yeah yeah yeah

I was crowned with a spike right through my head, fuck my head

But it's all right now, in fact, it's a gas

But it's all right, I'm Jumpin' Jack Flash

It's a gas, gas, gas

Jumpin' Jack Flash, it's a gas

Jumpin' Jack Flash, it's a gas

Jumpin' Jack Flash, it's a gas

Jumpin' Jack Flash, it's a gas

Jumpin' Jack Flash, it's a gas

Jumpin' Jack Flash, it's a gas

Check out the lyric video of "Jumpin' Jack Flash" below

Lyrics of "Child of The Moon" - The Rolling Stones

The wind blows, rain into my face

The sun glows at the end of the highway

Child of the moon, rub your rainy eyes

Oh, child of the moon

Give me a wide-awake crescent-shaped smile

She shivers, by the light she is hidden

She flickers like a lamp lady vision

Child of the moon, rub your rainy eyes

Child of the moon

Give me a wide-awake crescent-shaped smile

The first car on the foggy road riding

The last star for my lady is pining

Oh, child of the moon, bid the sun arise

Oh, child of the moon

Give me a misty day, pearly gray, silver, silky faced

Wide-awake crescent-shaped smile

Check out thelyrics video of "Child of the Moon" below

The Rolling Stones are an English rock band formed in London in 1962. Diverging from the pop rock of the early-1960s, the Rolling Stones pioneered the gritty, heavier-driven sound that came to define hard rock. Their first stable line-up was vocalist Mick Jagger, multi-instrumentalist Brian Jones, guitarist Keith Richards, drummer Charlie Watts, and bassist Bill Wyman. During their formative years Brian Jones was the primary leader: he put the band together, named it, and drove the sound and look of the band. After Andrew Loog Oldham became the group's manager in 1963, he encouraged them to write their own songs. Jagger and Richards became the primary creative force behind the band, alienating Jones, who developed a drug addiction that interfered with his ability to meaningfully contribute. He left the band shortly before his death in 1969, having been replaced by guitarist Mick Taylor, who in turn left in 1974 to be replaced by Ronnie Wood. Since Wyman's departure in 1993, the band has continued on as a four-piece.
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