"'Blood Harmony' came together after Megan and our mom and I all read Ruth Ozeki's A Tale for the Time Being, which is about the ways we perceive the passage of time," says Rebecca Lovell.
"There was just something about the sweetness of all three of us reading the same book, and then being able to talk about how it related to our love for each other and our love for music.
"Of all the songs I've ever written, I'm particularly proud of this one; I cannot wait to sing it loudly with all of our chosen family out on the road."
Blood Harmony was first heralded this spring by the ferocious Bad Spell, which Rebecca Lovell describes as "a female response" to Screamin' Jay Hawkins" classic I Put a Spell on You.
In a departure from the self-contained approach of past albums like 2020's Self Made Man – Larkin Poe co-produced the new album alongside Texas-bred musician Tyler Bryant (also Rebecca's husband).
With Megan handling harmony vocals, lap steel, and resonator guitar and Rebecca on guitar and keys, Larkin Poe also enlisted members of their longtime live band, including drummer Kevin McGowan and bassist Tarka Layman.
"When steering by your own stars, you never quite know where you"re going to wind up," says Larkin Poe.
"Our true north is unique to us, and in following our true north without compromise, we have been out freewheeling this world on the ride of our lives. And it still feels like just the beginning.
"'Blood Harmony' is a creative step we are proud to have taken together as sisters.
"We grew these songs in a sweet part of our hearts and we hope they bring beauty."