Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit’s New Song ‘Be Afraid’ is a Call to Action for Artists and Creators (Listen)

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On Monday, Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit announced a new album, Reunions. Scheduled for release on May 15, it’ll be the sixth album from the ensemble and first since 2017’s The Nashville Sound.

Along with that news came the premiere of a song called “Be Afraid,” which finds Isbell — a notably entertaining social media follow, both for his sense of humor and societally-relevant screeds — speaking directly to artists and creators with lines like “We don’t take requests, we won’t shut up and sing. Tell the truth enough you’ll find it rhymes with everything.”

The album was produced by Dave Cobb, who previously worked with Isbell on 2013’s Southeastern, 2015’s Something More Than Free and 2017’s The Nashville Sound (which earned a Grammy nomination for Album of the Year and won the Best Americana Album Grammy in 2018).

Stay tuned for more about the new album from Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit, as little else is known about it at the time … except for this from December, capturing Isbell and David Crosby together in the studio:

Isbell and his band also have a slate of tour dates lined up for much of the rest of 2020, as well — visit his official site for further details. 



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