Today, Sheryl Crow released a new duet version of "Redemption Day" with Johnny Cash. In addition to the new track, Crow released a music video featuring archival clips and new footage of Crow playing piano in a field alongside devastating imagery of both manmade and natural tragedies.
Crow originally released "Redemption Day" in 1996. After first hearing the track in 2003, Cash recorded his own take on the anti-war track. The cover wasn’t released until after his death, appearing on 2010’s posthumous American VI: Ain’t No Grave. During Crow's 2014 tour, she played with Cash’s rendition, leading her to record a new duet version in the studio.
Directed by Shaun Silva, the music video brings a visual to the new arrangement and the haunting verses by Crow and Cash. All through the eyes of a child, the video comments on the disturbing state of humankind.
Crow plans to release her new album, which she says will be her final album, later this summer. Aside from Cash, the record has a number of features, including Keith Richards, Don Henley, and Joe Walsh.
Check out the "Redemption Day" music video below.
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Article image: Sheryl Crow performing on May 19, 2017. (Raph_PH [CC BY 2.0] via Wikimedia Commons.)