Bear Lake Drive
22. June 2023 By Walter Price 0


Blake Vincent Bear Lake Drive is available on Spotify, Apple Music

bear lake drive

by Walter Price

Time to meet an up-and-coming songwriter, Blake Vincent, and his second album, ‘Bear Lake Drive’. A very raw and emotional set blending rock, alt-country, and hip-hop. Someplace between Stained and Erik “Everlast” Schrody, these 8 tracks feel like confessional vignettes. And as you’ll soon discover, Vincent comes from quite the past and has a few things to get off his chest.

An excerpt from his press sheet reads, “Born an only child in Las Vegas, Blake Vincent never had an easy life. Separated from his father, happiness was put second by his mother’s battles with alcoholism & borderline personality disorder. Anytime Blake could sing, he escaped all the chaos around him.”

Tapping into music as a form of escapism and ultimate self-medicating therapy has been the foundation for some of your favorite albums over time. Although ‘Bear Lake Drive’ may feel a little too bare at times, the magic with this LP is its earnestness. A songwriter working it out…And I think we all can relate to that.

Stream it here, at the GTC.


Artist photo via Facebook // Artwork via Spotify // Quotes courtesy of Blake Vincent

All songs by Blake Vincent


A year after his mother passed from cancer in 2023, Blake released his second album titled Bear Lake Drive. As well as being synonymous with his name, this was the first street Blake lived on after moving to Reno, NV, Bear Lake Drive can be described as an open diary into the journey of grieving, heartbreak, & healing all at once.” – bio

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