By Patrick D. McDermott on The FADER
In the time since Blis. released their debut EP in 2015, frontman Aaron Gossett, a person of color, had a son with his long-time white girlfriend. The couple had very different upbringings, and his band's debut album, No One Loves You, celebrates their new life together — and loudly condemns the forces that have threatened it.
The resulting themes — religion, sudden adulthood, outsiderness — are familiar; they have fueled some of the most obsessed-over emo and post-hardcore albums of all time. But the Blis. interpretation is personal enough that it never feels like a re-hash; these songs are evidence that some American fears and frustrations never just go away.
Today, the FADER is debuting a video for "Take Me Home," the album's ragged-sounding second single, which is hinged on percussive builds and Gossett's versatile wails. Looks like his son makes a cameo in the Alex Henery-directed video, too. Hit play above.