The Flaming Lips release offbeat cover of George Jones’ He Stopped Loving Her Today

For the soundtrack of an upcoming dark comedy, Arkansas.

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The Flaming Lips have released a cover of the George Jones classic, He Stopped Loving Her Today.

The song is taken from the upcoming film Arkansas, starring Liam Hemsworth, Vince Vaughn and Clark Duke. The music video for the track is taken from the film, showing The Flaming Lips performing on stage. Take a look below.

The description of the video sheds a bit more light on the film, reading – “Kyle (Liam Hemsworth) and Swin (Clark Duke) live by the orders of an Arkansas-based drug kingpin named Frog (Vince Vaughn), whom they’ve never met. Posing as junior park rangers by day, they operate as low-level drug couriers by night under the watchful eye of Frog’s proxies (John Malkovich and Vivica A. Fox). Swin then settles into his day job by taking up a relationship with Johnna (Eden Brolin) against orders to blend in while Kyle continues to question his night job by trying to figure out who Frog really is. Their world is then upended after one too many inept decisions, and Kyle, Swin, and Johnna find themselves directly in Frog’s crosshairs, who mistakenly sees them as a threat to his empire.”

The film is actor Clarke Duke’s (known for appearances in Kick-Ass, Hot Tub Time Machine and Sex Drive) directorial debut, and is based on John Brandon’s book of the same name. It’s out today (5 May) – seeing a somewhat unusual premiere on home media, due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

The cover is somewhat of an oddity amongst recent releases, in that it wasn’t recorded in isolation – other artists such as St Vincent, Blossoms and many of Parlophone’s roster have released tracks recorded from their respective homes.

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