Song Premiere: Ryan Bingham - "You Are Blind"

Music  |  Audio
Text

The idea for the musical Ghost Brothers of Darkland County was conceived in a conversation between novelist Stephen King and musician John Mellencamp, so the product was inevitably going to be a masterful combination of sound and storytelling.

The plot is based on a tale Mellencamp told King of two brothers in a row over a girl and a fight that led one brother to accidentally kill the other. The surviving brother and his love interest were killed in a car wreck shortly afterwards. The musical itself is set across several decades, and the soundtrack is no less complex and diverse.

The soundtrack for Ghost Brothers of Darkland County is set for release on June 4 and features contributions from a range of artists including Elvis Costello, Neko Case, Roseanne Cash, Kris Kristofferson, Sheryl Crow and more.

Listen to a song from the soundtrack performed by Ryan Bingham. The song, “You Are Blind,” was written by Mellencamp with libretto by King. The track was produced by T Bone Burnett.

Sign up for the Paste newsletter Get our daily summary of the day's top articles and new items. Sign Up Thank you! Your email address has been added to our list. You will begin receiving our newsletter within 48 hours.

Paste Magazine example 1 Paste Magazine example 2 Paste Magazine example 3