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LISTEN: Gabe Lee, “Even Jesus Got the Blues”

Apr 18, 2023

LISTEN: Gabe Lee,

Artist: Gabe Lee
Hometown: Nashville, Tennessee
Song: “Even Jesus Got the Blues”
Album: Drink the River
Release Date: July 14, 2023
Label: Torrez Music Group

In Their Words: “Part of an upcoming record that will dive into stories collected from folks I have met through my family, work, and travels, the first single ‘Even Jesus Got the Blues’ draws upon the tragic deaths of people in my personal life. The song brings into frame the character of an addict (possibly already passed away, or on the verge…it is intentionally left unclear) who appears before a congregation downtrodden, barefoot, and seeking asylum. In this track listeners will feel not only her struggle but also the struggle of acceptance and forgiveness from the ‘God-fearing folks in the pews.’ Among the varied existential moments on this record, ‘Even Jesus Got the Blues’ raises the question of who can place judgment upon another, when the values of even our own institutions are often cherry-picked and flawed.” — Gabe Lee

Photo Credit: Brooke Stevens

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LISTEN: Gabe Lee,
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