On Thursday, SXSW announced the premiere of a musical titled Paradox, a collaboration between Neil Young and his girlfriend, actress Daryl Hannah.
describes the film as “an apparent dystopian musical Western.” South by Southwest’s description of the film gives more details on the premise:
Time is fluid in this far-fetched, whimsical western tale of music and love. Somewhere in the future past, The Man In the Black Hat hides out between heists at an old stagecoach stop with Jail Time, the Particle Kid, and an odd band of outlaws. Mining the detritus of past civilizations, they wait … for the Silver Eagle, for the womenfolk, and for the full moon’s magic to give rise to the music and make the spirits fly.
The film was directed and written by Hannah, and stars Young alongside country legend Willie Nelson, along with and Nelson’s sons, Lukas and Micah. The film’s soundtrack was curated and composed by Young and his backing band, Promise of the Real.
This collaboration marks the first time Young and Hannah have worked together since their relationship went public following Young’s divorce.
While at Paste, watch Neil Young and Promise of the Real’s new video for “Almost Always” here, and 1998 and 1999 performances from Young and Nelson, respectively, in the Paste Cloud players below.