This bittersweet breakup song features backup harmony vocals by Jason Isbell's wife Amanda Shires. The singer-songwriter and violin player has performed as a member of the Texas Playboys, Thrift Store Cowboys and Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit, as well as recording solo material. Blackberry Smoke's Charlie Starr
explained the choice to add Shires onto the track:
"I wrote 'Let Me Down Easy' with my old buddy, Keith Nelson," he shared. "We really wanted a cool female voice on it. I thought it would be really cool to have a female harmony on this song, sort of a Gram Parsons-Emmylou Harris
kind of thing, and Amanda came to mind. Amanda Shires most definitely has a cool voice. She sings beautifully on it."