Our new record...
The brainchild of many-a-sleepless night while navigating 2017’s insanely geopolitical state, You Will Receive Favour | I Will Return is set to emerge as God Bless Relative’s most rewarding record to date.
Says frontman Blake J. 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 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 last year’s 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 2017 debut), You Will Receive Favour | I Will Return was captured last October in Chicago – home to many of the band’s influences, primarily being Wilco. Tracked live to tape, You Will Receive Favour | I Will Return promises to achieve a transformative and timeworn authenticity in line with the band’s inspirations over the past tumultuous year.