Black Key Dan Auerbach wrote this tiny acoustic fireball for the soundtrack to Jason Reitman’s Up In the Air, a movie about isolation and powerlessness.
Said Reitman (via Wikipedia), “I start thinking about the music very early on. While I’m writing the script, I’m putting together a matching iTunes library. The result is a collection of songs that speaks to the nature of travel and warmth of human connection.”
Gone are the days of endless thrills
I know I’m not the only one
So long, I’m goin’, goin’ home…
Ryan Bingham is the guy who co-wrote the songs from Crazy Heart with T-Bone Burnette, which won Oscars and Golden Globes etc.
Apparently his solo stuff is remarkable too.
‘Cause I’m wild running through the hills
And my eyes are on fire, wondering how you feel
And the miles upon miles keep falling from the sky
Don’t wait for me
When the flowers die
And this is an especially wonderful live performance of Southside of Heaven. You know how I get about harmonicas.
When I die, Lord
Oh, won’t you put my soul up on a train
Won’t you send it southbound
Give a cool blues man name