Nashville-based indie folk-pop band God Bless Relative is back with their sophomore effort, You Will Receive Favour | I Will Return.
The brainchild of many-a-sleepless night while navigating 2017's insanely geopolitical state, You Will Receive Favour | I Will Return has emerged as God Bless Relative's most rewarding record to date.
Says frontman Blake Tallent: "The past year proved to be fatalistically scary for so many people including myself. Anxiety ridden, it was hard to often leave the house in fear of some tragedy happening in the grocery store or coffee shop, causing me to stay inside away from the world and feeling helpless like there was nothing I could do to help or make a positive difference. That’s where these songs came from. As I was getting ready to record - Luke Seager, Lee Hicks, Dustin Price, and myself would constantly bounce ideas off of each other for how the songs could be approached, initiating God Bless as more of a communal focus rather than it be my solo project.”
Officially transitioning into a multi-layered full-band experience, God Bless Relative is again led by Tallent — anchoring a project that began with their 2017 EP, The Bay of Gordon | The South, a debut which received praise from Myspace, Immersive Atlanta, BalconyTV, and more.
Teaming up with Lee Hicks and Kiko Negron (producers of the band's debut EP), You Will Receive Favour | I Will Return was captured October 2017 in Chicago — home to many of the band's influences in Wilco, Andrew Bird, and the great Muddy Waters. Tracked live to tape, You Will Receive Favour | I Will Return achieves a transformative and timeworn authenticity in line with the band's inspirations over the past few years.
The album's singles "Soggy Humans" and "Our Conversation On July 7th" previously premiered via AXS and on The Big Takeover, respectively — while New Noise Magazine debuted the pre-release album stream with additional album coverage from Popdust.