Watch Jason Isbell’s Moving ‘Something More Than Free’ Video
Jason Isbell returned with his fifth full-length, Something More Than Free, just a week ago, and now, the singer-songwriter has premiered a music video for the album’s title track. Check it out above (via CMT.com).
The new James Weems-directed visual is reflective of the message Isbell relays in "Something More Than Free." The clip follows three characters as they make their way through the work that defines their days, as the former Drive-By Trucker sings, “I don’t think on why I’m here or where it hurts / I’m just lucky to have the work.” It’s a moving clip fitting of the rich and thoughtful songwriting that earned Isbell’s latest LP a place on our list of 2015’s best albums thus far.
Isbell and his band, the 400 Unit, are currently on tour, which continues tonight (July 26) in Columbia, Md. From there, they have dates scheduled through mid-October, plus a four-night residency at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium from Oct. 23-26. See the singer’s complete itinerary here.
Earlier this year, Isbell was nominated for the Americana Music Association’s award for Artist of the Year. It's a stacked category that also includes Rhiannon Giddens, Sturgill Simpson, Lucinda Williams and Lee Ann Womack; winners will be announced during the ceremony on Sept. 16.