"Round Prairie Road, just how far do you go/ Suddenly you feel so far away," Jonathan Clay and Zach Chance sing in harmony on a song from Jamestown Revival's "San Isabel," due out June 14. "Spent too much time growing old on the vine/ Maybe we can meet again someday."
It's a hushed and moving acoustic number from Austin duo's third album, which finds the duo moving to prominent Nashville independent label Thirty Tigers after two albums for Universal affiliate Republic Records.
The song is about a place that's near and dear to the hearts of the two singer-songwriters, who grew up together in the East Texas town of Magnolia near Houston. "Round Prairie Road is a song about a piece of land out in the country," Clay explains. "The land has been in my family since the '70s and I spent some of the better part of my childhood there. In fact, it's the place where Zach and I conceived the idea to start Jamestown Revival and where we wrote our first song for the band.
"As we spent the next 10 years of our life touring, a lot of things changed with the land. Oil companies came to exploit their mineral rights, fences went up, and it felt like too many people had a key to the lock on that gate. It was our sacred little piece of paradise, but there was not a way to keep it unchanged — no matter how much we loved that place."
We're premiering the track today on Austin360:
The band's next Austin performance is Aug. 17 at Scoot Inn. They performed earlier this month at the Western Festival in Luckenbach.