Bonnie Raitt’s first music video in fourteen years has a decidedly retro feel. That’s because the clip is for a cover of Gerry Rafferty’s “Right Down the Line.”
The video is simple in nature, not that you’d expect anything less from the no-frills Raitt. Shots of happy couples and families are interspersed with Raitt and her bandmates performing the song on at San Francisco’s abandoned Mission Theatre.
Released in 1978 as part of Rafferty’s City to City album, “Right Down the Line” reached the No. 12 position on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, and was the number one single on the easy-listening chart for four non-consecutive weeks. Best known for that hit, as well as “Baker Street” and the Steeler’s Wheel song “Stuck in the Middle with You,” Rafferty passed away in January of 2011.
Raitt’s cover of “Right Down the Line” is off her new album, Slipstream, which arrives in stores on Tuesday. It’s her first album in seven years.
Look for Raitt to perform on “Ellen,” “Late Night With David Letterman,” “The Colbert Report” and “GMA” over the next ten days. Watch “Right Down the Line” above. Via.