Just like Tupac, even though Johnny Cash has passed on, new music keeps coming. Later this month, Columbia/Legacy will finally be releasing Out Among The Stars, an album’s worth of new cuts by the legendary country singer than he recorded in the ’80s, shelved at the time by his label. With the album gearing up to see the light of day again, the folks at the label are putting some effort into it to make sure the music gets its proper due.
They’ve tasked John Hillcoat (“The Proposition,” “Lawless“) to craft a video for “She Used To Love Me A Lot,” and he’s done a pretty good job. Shot over a month across America, it brings together visuals from the less seen corners of the country, and pairs with a song concerned about the direction the country is going in. Here’s what Hillcoat said about the spot in a press release:
The lyrics seemed to speak to America as it is now, to the nation that loved him and to the great divide he fought so hard against. This divide has only grown exponentially since he died, so we wanted to show America under this stark light and as a homage to the very reason Cash always wore black: to the shameful increase of the disenfranchised and outsiders. At the same time, we wanted to reference the great man’s own struggle and journey from the love of his life to the burnt out ruins of his infamous lake house home, personal photographs, the cave where he tried to take his life but then turned it all around, the place he last recorded in and his last photo before his passing.
Out Among The Stars his stores on March 25th. Watch below. [Pitchfork]