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In anticipation of her eighth studio album, weather vanesDue June 9 via Southeastern Records/Thirty Tigers, GRAMMY Award winners Jason Isbell and 400 Unit have released a second song from the project, titled “Middle of the Morning.”
The new track was written during the COVID-19 lockdowns and featured Isbell’s unique storytelling approach. The honest lyrics capture the feeling of being stuck in one place while the mind wanders and yearns for more. The track is steeped in melancholy and epitomizes global restrictions on a personal level.
Written and produced by Isbell, “Middle of the Morning” follows the lead single from the upcoming 13-track album, “Death Wish,” which dropped last month. weather vanes It was recorded at Nashville’s Blackbird Studio and features his band, Unit 400: Derry deBorja, Chad Gamble, Jimbo Hart and Sadler Vaden, plus special guests Amanda Shires and Mickey Raphael.
“There’s something about limits on this record,” Isbell stated in the initial press release. “As you mature, you’re still trying to maintain the ability to love someone totally and completely as you grow into an adult and learn to love yourself.” Earlier, the bandleader teased that the new batch of music is his “ultimate collection of adult songs.”
Listen to “Middle of the Morning” here. Check out the lyric music video below.
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