The Inertia Variations 15

The Inertia Variations

A moving and meaningful insight into the life and work of The The's Matt Johnson as he struggles with creative inertia whilst facing the challenge of writing new work.

The The's Matt Johnson, known for his intensely personal and political songs, has remained silent as a singer/songwriter for the last 15 years. But Johnson is as active as he ever was before: from his home studio he attempts to challenge contemporary politics through his own 12-hour live radio broadcast called Radio Cineola. Artists, activists, healers, teachers - anyone with something to say can call in or visit to discuss. However, sudden grief and a request to write a new song reveal Johnson's old demons of inertia and bereavement...