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Jason Isbell 'Something More Than Free' Music Video Is an Ode to the Working Man

by Carolyn Menyes   Jul 24, 2015 15:26 PM EDT

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Jason Isbell finally released his latest solo album Something More Than Free last week, and now the album's title track, an ode to the working class man, has finally received a music video.

Isbell himself does not appear in the music video for "Something More Than Free." Instead, the music video takes the thankless workers - the truck drivers, the pastors, the stay-at-home moms, the firemen and carpenters - and gives them time in the spotlight, as they sing key lyrics in the single.

"I don't think of why I'm here or where it hurts / I'm just lucky to have the work / And Sunday morning I'm too tired to go to church / But I thank God for the work," they sing as they hammer in nails, mow the lawn or prepare a bedroom for an incoming baby girl.

The music video for "Something More Than Free," including the absence of its songwriter, adds meaning to the track, which acts as the centerpiece for Isbell's new album of the same name.

"Something More Than Free" is the second single from Isbell's new album and follows the release of "24 Frames." Something More Than Free is the follow-up to Isbell's critically acclaimed 2013 record Southeastern. The album was released on July 17. Isbell is currently on tour to promote Something More Than Free and will play Celebrate Brooklyn! in Prospect Park, Brooklyn, tonight (July 24).

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