For the video, Mathus partnered with his pal and fellow musician Robert Earl Reed and a mobile phone camera to record footage in sub-rural Mississippi.
” We settle on matters of Southern storytelling, and worked together not only on the movie but on the tune also,” Mathus says. “We shot this in Larry Brown/Faulkner territory, where I live. Yocona Bottoms to be precise, the fabled home of Faulkner’s Yoknapatawpha County and current home of a bastion of Deep South culture, arts and letters and cuisine. The closest town is Oxford, MS about six miles away. The village of Taylor, where I live, is the home of the train station where Temple Drake embarks on her voyage to Memphis in Faulkner’s unique ‘Sanctuary.'”.
Mathus states Faulkner has been a big influence on his life.
” Little known fact: My name was originally spelled Mathis with an ‘i’, however back in my early 20s, as a Faulkner disciple, I included a ‘u’ in honor of Faulkner’s having done so,” he says. “His birth name is Falkner. It’s stated his thinking was it looked more identified. I have my own reason.” “.