"24 Frames" is a wonderfully structured, cleverly written piece of what is a textbook example of evolved country. The song is both parts reflective and urgent, using the film metaphor of 24 frames as it's central hook, while Isbell is fully in control behind the mic, giving a commanding performance that once again showcases his knack for storytelling. What makes the record all the more admirable is the fact that "24 Frames" doesn't sacrifice melodic integrity, as the song possesses an addictive quality that makes it fit for repeated listens.
Jason Isbell is truly a generational talent, one that continually finds new ways to not only shine above his peers, but also push himself artistically from album to album, as well as single to single. Isbell isn't your typical musician and performer. He's a true artist, and "24 Frames" is yet another example of that quality.
Listen: "24 Frames"
By Markus Meyer