Listen to ’24 Frames,’ the First Song From Jason Isbell’s Upcoming LP
Just a few weeks ago, Jason Isbell announced he would return with his fifth full-length, Something More Than Free, on July 17 via his own Southeastern Records imprint. Now, the Alabama-hailing singer-songwriter has shared “24 Frames,” the first song to emerge from the forthcoming album. Take a listen below:
In a recent interview, Isbell and his 400 Unit agreed that Something More Than Free would be a departure from its predecessor, 2013’s Southeastern, saying their latest effort wouldn't be “nearly as depressing.”
“It’s less of a tell-all, rip-your-heart-out-and-put-it-on-the-table record,” guitarist Sadler Vaden explained. “24 Frames” certainly sounds like the work of a musician more at peace in his work and life, but Isbell’s emotive and evocative songwriting is far from absent on the new track.
Isbell is currently on a tour that will continue on May 8 in Richmond, Virginia. Then, he’ll make stops at this year’s Shaky Boots Festival in Atlanta as well as Boston Calling. The former Drive-by Truckers frontman will close out the run of dates with a four-night residency in Nashville from Oct. 23-26.
Recently, Isbell and his wife Amanda Shires appeared as one David Letterman’s final musical guests on the Late Show. Watch them perform a cover of Warren Zevon’s “Mutineer” here.