Nashville outfit, God Bless Relative, is back with Soggy Humans, preparing us for new album, a second from the band, You Will Receive Favour | I Will Return, ready to drop June 15th.
Blake J. Tallent from the band spoke with The Fountain about what more we can expect from the band, and their gigs with Floating Action and Tyler Ramsey.
TF: A new single release, you must be ecstatic?
My god, I am! We recorded this record last October so the turn around has been pretty endearing. Having a single out while knowing the record will be here in just a couple weeks is almost relieving rather than exciting for me. It’s just nice to finally know it will be out.
TF: And you have an LP out next month, what can we expect from that?
For me this record is a thirteen step healing process and I hope that can translate clearly to listeners and long time fans. While we still have our rock ‘n’ roll roots within the LP, these songs are far less urgent than say the songs from our first EP. I think I was trying to prove something with the initial EP and this LP had a very “no pressure, man” vibe throughout the process which I think listeners will get.
TF: And what has the reception been like so far to this track?
So far there have been a lot of texts from friends and family as well as random people direct messaging our Instagram account which is funny. In the end it’s hard to really pay attention to how people receive these songs because they are simply so fulfilling on a personal level.
TF: Are you going to be promoting this with a tour, are we likely to see you play live soon?
We have some exciting plans coming up but nothing set in stone so it’s hard to talk about. That being said, we will always play any dirty dive bar that will have us. Always.
TF: What has been your favourite gig to date?
We recently had the opportunity to open for Tyler Ramsey (former member of Band of Horses) as well as Floating Action at an outdoor festival in Asheville, North Carolina. Those dudes were so much fun and it was great to play a venue that was overlooking the Black Mountains at sunset. It seriously felt like a guitar hero level or something, you know? Amazing artists and even better people.