Twitter has been responsible a number of unexpected yet excellent musical collaborations, typically born out of artists tweeting admiration for one another from across the Internet (see: the forthcoming Car Seat Headrest/Smash Mouth split EP), and today the social media site has to its credit yet another gem. Over the weekend Rian Johnson, who is helming the forthcoming Star Wars: The Last Jedi, egged on John Darnielle of the Mountain Goats to actually write a song for his joke subtitle for the new movie “The Ultimate Jedi Who Wastes All The Other Jedi And Eats Their Bones.” Of course, given a request by the director of Breaking Bad’s critically acclaimed “Ozymandias” episode, Darnielle complied and sent over the following acoustic tune. As much as this song is inherently a gag, it’s also a surprisingly moving reflection on the depth of all that a young Jedi must consider. Listen below.
— Rian Johnson (@rianjohnson) January 30, 2017