There has been a buzz in the music world the last few months about new Johnny Cash music. Those in charge of his legacy found some more recordings that haven’t been released yet and because Johnny is a legend there remains huge demand. This is the single from the album that is due out in about a week.
She Used To Love Me A Lot – Johnny Cash
All the classic elements of Johnny Cash are here in this song. That will endear it with his traditional fans and it will sound great for his more modern fans too. It’s that darkness and storytelling voice that was part of Johnny’s appeal. He was like a grandfather that could tell an interesting, even if offbeat, story. You just have to sit and listen and can’t help falling completely into the trance.
The music is haunting. That’s something Johnny nailed down early in his career and something he held on to later in his life. There was always something dark about Johnny even when he seemed to be having a good time. He liked the darkness it seemed and it came through in his songs and it’s still there in this recording.
This song will make you yearn for more stories in country music. We get them once in a while even with a more modern sound, but it’s still cool to hear the music take a backseat to the voice. Johnny Cash had a voice to remember and that’s why he’s still something special today.
CML Points: 85/100