Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit have released “Only Children”, the latest song off the band’s upcoming album, Reunions.

The song is the third single from Reunions, following “What I’ve Done To Help” and “Be Afraid“. “Only Children” forges its own path, however, as an acoustic composition that highlights Isbell’s songwriting prowess. Whereas the previous two singles actively included the whole band, “Only Children” is just Isbell’s acoustic guitar with some light percussion in the back. So far its the closest thing to an Isbell solo song on the album. From the opening verse, “Walking around at night/Fighting my appetite/Every kid in cutoffs could be you/Remember when we used to meet?/At the bottom of Mobile Street/And do what the broken people do,” the piercing lyrics are all the listener can focus on as there’s no electric guitars or pounding drums to mask the emotions. Released after the first two songs, “Only Children” only further exemplifies the diversity to be expected on an album that is also set to feature contributions from David Crosby and Rival Sons singer Jay Buchanan.

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Listen to “Only Children”, off of the upcoming Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit album, Reunions, available everywhere on May 15th.

Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit – “Only Children”

[Video: Jason Isbell]

Even as many concerts, festivals, and entire tours have been canceled or postponed as a result of the spread of novel coronavirus, Isbell still plans on hitting the road for a tour in May. In fact, the singer-songwriter has even added dates to the tour, which is set to open with a headlining slot of this year’s Boston Calling festival on May 22nd. For tickets and tour information, head to the band’s website.

Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit “Only Children” Lyrics

Walking around at night
Fighting my appetite
Every kid in cutoffs could be you
Remember when we used to meet?
At the bottom of Mobile Street
And do what the broken people do

Are you still taking notes?
The Holy Ghost could get inside you
You’d do whatever you put your mind to
Will you read me what you wrote?
When we were locked outside the building
Over encouraged, only children

Cold coffee on the fire escape
We bet it all on a demo tape
And we still had something left to steal
Remember when we took too much?
To get a little of the human touch
Hand to mouth and reel to reel

Are you still taking notes?
Hydrocodone in your backpack
Maybe these words will hold the beast back
Will you read me what you wrote?
The one I said you stole from Dylan
Over encouraged, only children

“Heaven’s wasted on the dead”
That’s what your mama said
When the hearse was idling in the parking lot
She said you thought the world of me
And you were glad to see
They finally let me be an astronaut

Are you still taking notes?
Will you have anyone to talk to?
Castle walls that you could walk through
And do the dead believe in ghosts?
Or are you lost in some old building
With over encouraged, only children

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