Jason Isbell Shares New Song, ’24 Frames’ [LISTEN]
The '90s-influenced "24 Frames" serves as a tribute to the city of Athens, Ga., home to Isbell's former band, the Drive-By Truckers. The track features Isbell's wife, Amanda Shires, lending harmonies.
"Twenty-four frames roll past the camera every second during a movie," Isbell tells Rolling Stone Country. "I've seen some stuff that's faster, but [it] always looks like a British TV show. That's what the song is called, and I think it's really interesting — it kind of sounds like the way indie rock sounded when I was 15."
Something More Than Free was recorded at Nashville's Sound Emporium and produced by Dave Cobb, who also worked on Isbell’s award-winning 2013 album, Southeastern.
“The thing I probably value the most in Dave is his instinct for what works and what doesn’t,” the singer says. “He’s really good at doing essentially what a producer should do, which is provide a standard of taste in the studio.”
Isbell is currently on tour with his band, the 400 Unit, with dates scheduled into October. While on the road, the group will be joined by acts like the Zac Brown Band, John Moreland, Dawes, Hurray for the Riff Raff and others. A list of upcoming shows can be found at JasonIsbell.com.
Something More Than Free is available for pre-order via iTunes.
Listen to Jason Isbell, "24 Frames":