The video, which premiered on Paste, opens with a shot from the movie before cutting to James alone in a studio, strumming the song’s somber opening. The opening moments are peaceful, cutting between James and his band and the film’s characters exploring the unnamed Southeast Asian country where the film is set.
Soon, however, chaos breaks out and Wilson, Bell and Brosnan set about escaping amidst a brutal military coup sparked by an American grab at the country’s water supply. As the song picks up, Wilson’s character hurls his daughter off the roof of a crumbling building as Bell catches her unscathed in the already infamous “daughter shot-put” scene. The family’s harrowing journey to the American embassy is marred by gunfire, rain and fear, making it a surreal match with James’ mellow, melodic song.
“Take Care of You” marks James’ first solo cut since his 2013 LP, Regions of Light and Sound of God. The No Escape soundtrack also includes Marco Beltrami and Buck Sanders’ joint score and is available via Lakeshore Records.
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James, meanwhile, remains busy with My Morning Jacket, who spent much of the summer touring behind their new album — and first since 2011’s Circuital — The Waterfall. Amidst sets at Forecastle Festival, Bonnaroo and Governors Ball, MMJ also served as Roger Waters’ backing band during his set at Newport Folk Festival.
My Morning Jacket will hit the road again this autumn, starting with a quick European jaunt before returning to North America for a two-month trek that kicks off September 30th at Portland, Oregon’s Keller Auditorium.