Monday, July 09, 2007


The last of the Jason Isbell-penned Drive-By Truckers song is "Daylight," his second contribution to A Blessing and A Curse. It unrolls at a more languid pace than "Easy on Yourself" but it's not an acoustic song. Guitars and a chugging bassline (on the chorus) are present. And his vocals on the chorus are soaring as he sings "While we still have the daylight, I might look these lessons in the eye/While we still...I might become some brand-new kinda guy." Crank up the guitars a bit on the bridge and add some B-3 organ and you have another winner from Isbell.

Tomorrow brings his first solo record, Sirens of the Ditch, on New West Records. I can't wait to hear it and see what kind of songs Jason Isbell has brought us this time around.

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