The Wild West was surely never quite as weird as it is in this new video for Soundgarden singer Chris Cornell. Besides a co-starring role by Eric Roberts — who seems to pop-up in videos way too often — we also get a switcheroo concept Cornell avoids the noose thanks to a sultry seductress, but winds up being saved by somebody completely different.
The b&w grade and timeless style might have you expecting a classic Hollywood descent into despair — and we come close to serious heartbreak and destruction — but things turn around and bloom into lovely color as John Newman's love affair hits cruise control.
DirectorAustin Peters starts the clip out in a diner where we can instantly feel the tension. Are MS and MR about to witness a Pulp Fiction style robbery, or some Mickey and Mallory shenanigans from Natural Born Killers?