Photo by Jason Thrasher
Drive-By Truckers have shared a lyric video for “Tough To Let Go,” a track from their new record The New OK, which was released this past October. The new album is now available on CD and vinyl, as well as on digital streaming platforms.
“‘Tough To Let Go’ literally came to me in a dream,” said Patterson Hood (via press release). “Ironically, in my dream it was a Jason Isbell song. My wife and I were seeing him soundcheck in a great big arena and he and his band were working up this brand new song. I told my wife that his new song was great and sounded like a huge hit. Then I woke up and realized that it wasn’t anyone’s actual song, so I immediately wrote it.
“I even sent Jason a copy of the recording with some other songs to get his feedback and he said it was his favorite of the bunch,” Hood continued. “He assured me that it was indeed my song though. We recorded it in Memphis at Sam Phillips Recording Service. To me the horns take it to the next level. I’m really proud of the video also.”