Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit is a new-to-me band. After listening to Isbell’s latest album, The Nashville Sound , I can say with confidence that I am a fan. Isbell’s roots beam through on every track throughout the album.
Although Isbell is new to me, the band already has an immense fanbase. Proving to be one of the most dignified singers and songwriters, Isbell took home two Grammy Awards and two Americana Music Association Awards for the 2015 album, Something More Than Free.
The Nashville Sound, leaves an impression that is warming throughout the entire album. Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit exemplifies the human emotions by taking the deepest and most transparent feelings and transforming them into poetic songs. Being able to relate the music with the fans is what sets this band apart. They have talent and they let it shine. Along with the rhythmical lyrics, Isbell can make you feel like you are at a concert with the instrumentals involved. By combining both the lyrics and music, it enhances the entire production as a whole.
The song that comes to mind is Isbell’s “Anxiety”. “Anxiety”, is a the longest track on the album timing out at 6:57. The song lays out a hard truth about worrying too much and overthinking life even when matters are going good. One thing that Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit does well is sticking to country roots. Filling The Nashville Sound with honesty and sincerity is what keeps the fans coming back for more. I foresee Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit to continue having a successful and lengthy career. Keep up the great work! To anyone that has not given this band a listen, you need to do so now.