The video for a previously unreleased Johnny Cash track “She Used To Love Me A Lot” has been released – watch it below.
John Hillcoat, the man behind films including The Proposition, The Road, and Lawless, directed the video in homage to the late singer.
“She Used To Love Me A Lot” features on the album Out Among the Stars, a collection of 13 lost Johnny Cash recordings from the early 80s, which will be released on March 31. The tracks, which were recorded between 1981 and 1984, include duets with wife June Carter Cash and Waylon Jennings. The tapes were discovered by archivists at Legacy records and the country legend’s son, John Carter Cash.
The video was filmed over the course of a month across the US. Speaking about the track, John Hillcoat revealed: “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.”
You can read all about Johnny Cash’s lost decade in the current issue of Uncut.
Photo credit: Norman Seeff