Out Among The Stars, the album of lost Johnny Cash songs from the 1980s, is due out on March 25, and today we get the visuals for the album’s lead single “She Used To Love Me A Lot.” The video, directed by filmmaker John Hillcoat, is the result of a month-long journey across the country and portrays a darker, more untold story of America. It’s beautifully shot, with its somber images perfectly capturing the morose mood depicted throughout the song’s lyrics. Says Hillcoat of the clip:
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.