Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit Put Out Call To ‘Save The World’ On New Single
Listen to the fourth single from the band’s forthcoming studio album, Weathervanes.
Jason Isbell sings about the rash of school shootings and how they make him feel powerless as a parent on the heartbreaking new Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit single, “Save The World.” The urgent plea for action appears on Weathervanes, a new studio album due out on June 9 via Southeastern Records/Thirty Tigers.
Weathervanes features 13 tracks written and produced by Isbell. The singer-songwriter tapped Matt Pence to contribute additional production on five songs found on the follow-up to 2020’s Reunions. and the 2021 covers album Georgia Blue. Isbell, guitarist Sadler Vaden, drummer Chad Gamble, keyboardist Derry deBorja and bassist Jimbo Hart recorded the forthcoming LP at Nashville’s Blackbird Studio.
“Save The World” begins with Isbell recalling a story of learning “somebody shot up a classroom again” after he barely made a flight. The Alabama-native specifies the Uvalde tragedy with the lyric, “and when you said the cops just let them die.”
Jason Isbell goes on to explain how the horrific events have changed him. He now looks for exits at public places and the school shootings have made him want to keep his daughter, Mercy Rose, at home and “teach her how to fight.” He pleads “Swear you’ll save the world when I start to slip” in the chorus.
Stream Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit’s powerful “Save The World” single below:
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