Sheryl Crow has released a new version of her 1996 song, “Redemption Day,” featuring vocals from the late Johnny Cash.
The striking piano duet was released alongside a poignant video that highlights the suffering humans inflict on one another. The Shaun Silva-dirercted visual features footage from tragedies across history, from World War I to 9/11, alongside clips of Crow playing a piano.
“The idea behind the video is that every decision that we make as a people or as a person, our children are right behind us,” she said at a recent event at the Cash Cabin Studio in Hendersonville, Tennessee. “You model for them what it is that is right. You model for them what we should all stand for. You model compassion, empathy, acceptance, the ability to listen and not be ugly.”
The rework is the first track off Crow’s forthcoming, as-yet-untitled album. Watch the “Redemption Day” video below: