Jason Isbell Debuts Poignant New Song “What’ve I Done To Help”

Alysse Gafkjen

Jason Isbell and his band, The 400 Unit, have released another song from their highly-anticipated upcoming album today.

Titled “What’ve I Done To Help,” the introspective new song marks the second track from their new project, Reunions, set for release on May 15th.

“There are a lot of ghosts on this album. Sometimes the songs are about the ghosts of people who aren’t around anymore, but they’re also about who I used to be, the ghost of myself. I found myself writing songs that I wanted to write fifteen years ago, but in those days, I hadn’t written enough songs to know how to do it yet. Just now have I been able to pull it off to my own satisfaction.  In that sense it’s a reunion with the me I was back then.”  

Isbell and company will also join Brandi Carlile, Margo Price, Brothers Osborne, Ashley McBryde and more for a Nashville tornado relief benefit concert at Marathon Music Works. All proceed will go to benefit the To Nashville, With Love Fund.

“Amanda and I are proud to call Nashville our home, and we’re proud of the Nashville community’s ability to come together in a time of crisis. We’re lucky that our home and our loved ones are safe, but we know that isn’t the case for many Nashvillians. I’m happy to do what I can to help the city recover.”

A beer bottle on a dock


A beer bottle on a dock