Paolo Nutini, Gimme Shelter Video
In an effort to bring awareness to the conflict in the eastern Congo and the subsequent wave of refugees in the country, Paolo Nutini has teamed up with Mick Jagger and Ben Affleck for a short film entitled Gimme Shelter. The short film sets footage of the strife-torn Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) against Paolo Nutini’s music.
A short preview clip is available on MySpace and via the link below. Set against Paolo’s rendition of the song of the same name, the preview is attention-grabbing and striking in its imagery. Paolo manages to succeed at covering "Gimme Shelter" masterfully. The song is stripped down to a skeleton and rebuilt and reinforced with a somber and evocative texture which parallels the film clip beautifully. This is certain to strike a chord and pull on some heartstrings. If it doesn’t pull on yours, you probably don’t have any.