24 Frames

Album: Something More Than Free (2015)


  • This song serves as a tribute to the city of Athens, Georgia, home to Isbell's former band, the Drive-By Truckers. Sound-wise, the track was inspired by Athens' most famous sons, the rock band R.E.M. "Twenty-four frames roll past the camera every second during a movie," Isbell explained to Rolling Stone Country. "I've seen some stuff that's faster, but [it] always looks like a British TV show. That's what the song is called, and I think it's really interesting - it kind of sounds like the way indie rock sounded when I was 15."
  • The song features Isbell's wife, singer-songwriter/fiddler Amanda Shires, contributing harmony vocals.
  • This won for Best American Roots Song at the Grammy Awards in 2016.


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