God’s Favorite Customer reveals a bittersweetness and directness in Tillman’s songwriting, without sacrificing any of his wit or taste for the absurd. From “Mr. Tillman,” where he trains his lens on his own misadventure, to the cavernous pain of estrangement in “Please Don’t Die,” Tillman plays with perspective throughout to alternatingly hilarious and devastating effect. “We’re Only People (And There’s Not Much Anyone Can Do About That)” is a meditation on our inner lives and the limitations we experience in our attempts to give and receive love. It stands in solidarity with the title track, which examines the ironic relationship between forgiveness and sin. Together, these are songs that demand to know either real love or what comes after, and as the album progresses, that entreaty leads to discovering the latter’s true stakes.
|A1||Hangout At The Gallows|
|A3||Just Dumb Enough To Try|
|A5||Please Don’t Die|
|B2||Disappointing Diamonds Are The Rarest Of Them All|
|B3||God’s Favorite Customer|
|B5||We’re Only People (And There’s Not Much Anyone Can Do About That)|