Jason Isbell and his band, the 400 Unit, are gearing up to release The Nashville Sound next month. The Nashville Sound is the follow-up to 2015’s Something More than Free. Unlike the acoustic balladeering of the Something More than Free, the new album is more of a rocker. Luckily, Isbell included the quiet and tender “If We Were Vampires” because acoustic Isbell is my favorite Isbell. The track concerns itself with not being able to be with the one you love forever because, unfortunately, human beings are built to stay around forever. The key lyric here is “Maybe we’ll get forty years together/ but one day I’ll be gone”. Listen below and weep.
The Nashville Sound is out 6/16 on Southeastern Records.