Jason Isbell and The 400 Unit reveal “They’re Waiting,” a previously unheard song from their 2020 recording sessions meetings. stream below.
The incendiary rocker They’re Waiting tells the separate stories of a man and a woman before they find each other and discover romance. “Isn’t that something when morning comes,” Isbell sings. “Desire becomes an atom of hope.”
They Are Waiting is featured in the new documentary Jason Isbell: Running with our eyes closed, premieres tonight at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT on HBO and HBO Max. The documentary goes behind the scenes of how meetings Made, while also pulling back the curtain on Isbell’s childhood in rural Alabama and his struggles with alcoholism as a member of the Drive-By Truckers, as well as his relationship with his wife (and acclaimed artist) Amanda Sheres.
Isbell and The 400 Unit are set to release their next album, weathervanes, on 9 June. It features the previously released tracks “Middle of the Morning” and “Death Wish”, and pre-orders are still ongoing. The band is now on the road for a major tour. See dates here, and get your tickets now via StubHub Orders are 100% Guaranteed with StubHub’s FanProtect Program.
Last month, Isbell held his Love Rising concert fundraiser in protest of a new Tennessee law that targets performers and members of the LGBTQ+ community. Check out our photo feed of the event.