AMA winner and Drive-By Trucker-turned-solo artist Jason Isbell has been doing fairly well for himself since going solo, if you ask us. Isbell is returning this year with a new record, Something More Than Free, and if his new single is any indication, it’s going to be a much more modern-sounding album than we’ve come to expect from him. Isbell shared “24 Frames” today, and while his recognizable twang (and the sweet backing vocals of his wife Amanda Shires) are still there, the song recalls another of Athens, Georgia’s favorite sons–R.E.M.–with its instantly recognizable jangle. According to Isbell, that was intentional. “It kind of sounds like the way indie rock sounded when I was 15,” he told Rolling Stone Country.
You can listen to “24 Frames” below. Something More Than Free comes out on July 17th.