LA-based band Mantragold (formerly known as Blesd) return to our site with their new glorious single “Gratitude”. The uplifting record is ripe with bright textures, lush guitar riffs, and soul-stirring strings that rise in the chorus section. With vocals from Ayo Awosika and Lily Elise, the result is a soothing piece that implores us to keep the faith, appreciate the small mercies, and not fall into the doldrums.
The song was previously released under the band’s former moniker Blesd and is now out under the Mantragold name. It’s the lead track in the upcoming film ‘Gratitude Revealed’, directed by Louie Schwartzberg. The film will be screened for the first time at the Maui Film Festival on July 7th and released in theatres on September 16th in NYC, LA & San Francisco on September 16th & on Vimeo on World Gratitude Day on September 21st.
Mantragold (FKA Blesd) is lead singers Ayo Awosika (Miley Cyrus, Rob Thomas, The Lion King Soundtrack) and Lily Elise (Olivia Rodrigo, Don Henley, The Voice finalist) alongside Jeremy Lawrence (guitar, production), Brock Pollock (bass) and Joe Conner (drums).