"Part of what I love about Johnny Cash - what anybody loves about Johnny Cash - is people love the human being, they love the humanity," Father John Misty (a.k.a Josh Tillman) says in this wonderful short film directed by Arturo Perez. "That's what you get when you listen to the songs, even if he's singing in a persona, or if he's singing somebody else's song, you're getting a pretty serious dose of his humanity."
The short film, by La Blogotheque, coincides with the release of Cash's 'lost' '80s album Out Amongst the Stars. The album was recorded while Cash was battling addictions, and at a time when his influence seemed very much on the wane. Rehabilitated, in more ways than one, in the '90s this legend of American music saw his critical standing rise right up to his death in 2003. A number of posthumous releases cemented that position,
The blogotheque film, shot beautifully in the desert, features Brandon Flowers of The Killers dueting with the group Dawes, Father John Misty, and Local Natives