Paste Magazine: Song Premiere - Ryan Bingham "You Are Blind"
05.15.2013 - By Dacey Orr -
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
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.