Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit Share New Single ‘Dreamsicle’
Jason Isbell and The 400 Unit released “Dreamsicle,” the latest single from their forthcoming Reunions. The follow-up to 2017’s The Nashville Sound is due on May 15 via Southeastern Records/Thirty Tigers.
On “Dreamsicle,” Isbell pulls from his childhood and that of his wife and band mate, Amanda Shires as survivors of their parents’ divorces. “I was thinking a lot about myself and my wife because we were both very young when our parents split up,” Isbell explained in a statement. “I was blending our two stories. It’s not exactly a heartbreaking song, it’s just sort of a picture of a kid’s life. I wanted to keep the voice of the child-narrator but also retain a retrospective quality to show it’s something the child survived.”
Stream “Dreamsicle” below:
Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit once again tapped Dave Cobb to produce Reunions, which was recorded at RCA Studio A in Nashville. “There are a lot of ghosts on this album. Sometimes the songs are about the ghosts of people who aren’t around anymore, but they’re also about who I used to be, the ghost of myself,” the Alabama noted about Reunions. “While writing I was thinking about how I could take the tools I have now, which are much better than the tools I had then, and go about building the same essential structure.”