The new Rolling Stones video is directed by Madrid-based visual artist Diana Kunst featuring London-based, La Mancha born model Guindilla Ontanaya. Part of the video was shot in Ibiza and in the hotel Romeo’s Motel & Diner.
For Mick Jagger to see your material and say: “I love it” must be the dream of any video director. Well, that’s just what happened to Diana Kunst, who has already made a name for herself in the visual arts world, directing videos for Rosalía, ASAP Rocky and now, Their Satanic Majesties.
The song “Criss Cross” should have been included on the album “Goats Head Soup” released in ‘1973, but in the end, it was discarded. Fate desired it to be released in one of the strangest years of all time, with model Guindilla Ontanaya (who is also Diana’s best friend and muse) as its star.
The video, shot between New York, various other places in the USA, London and Ibiza, shows the connection between these two friends and portrays their journeys over the years. A friendship that has ended up being the main source of inspiration for the video’s plot.
Spanish DNA and Ibiza play prominent parts on the new track from one of the greatest rock ’n’ roll bands of all time. Both Los Enamorados, the charming little hotel located in Portinatx in the north of the island and new hotel Romeo’s Motel & Diner feature in the video. Romeo’s neon totem, Chapel (where you can get married from the 15th of August) Playroom (a room designed to do bad things, with pole dance bar included) all make an appearance.
Concept Hotel Group’s CEO and founder, Diego Calvo, makes a cameo driving his own Mustang, in which Guindilla greets the camera from the back seat.
Can there be anything more Rolling Stones than this? I don’t think so.
Text: Laura Martinez