John Hillcoat, an acclaimed film director, screenwriter, and music video director, has released the visuals for a song from the upcoming Johnny Cash project Out Among the Stars. To get a better idea as to where Hillcoat's inspiration stemmed from for the video, read below:
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.
Lastly, the project is due out on March 25th, 2014 via Columbia/Legacy - and is highly suggested to check out. Enjoy!