On December 9, 2022, Jelly Roll released “Need A Favor” as the lead single from his album Whitsitt Chapel. The renowned rapper and songwriter (whose real name is Jason DeFord) immediately captivated many listeners with his heartfelt ballad the moment it went on country radio.
“Need A Favor” peaked at No. 3 on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs Chart while ranking No. 1 on Billboard’s Country Airplay chart and Billboard’s Hot Rock & Alternative Songs chart.
It also reached No. 3 on Billboard’s Rock Airplay chart while peaking at No. 5 on Billboard’s Adult Top 40. The song also entered the charts in Canada, including the Canada Country Chart, where it ranked No. 1.
Behind The Song
Written by Jelly Roll alongside Rob Ragosta, Joe Ragosta, and Austin Nivarel, “Need A Favor” tells the story of a man who hits a spiritual realization the moment he finds himself about to lose the most important person in his life. With little to no options, he turned to God for some help.
However, as he folds his hand and bows his head, he confesses how he only reaches out to the Almighty when needing something from him and acknowledges he doesn’t deserve any favor. He understands he must change his ways to gain the favor he’s praying for.
This powerful ballad showcases Jelly Roll’s sincere storytelling again, highlighting his talent for narrative and humility. Truly, the singer-songwriter is never afraid to expose a moment of vulnerability and come face to face with his faults.
Tune in and listen to “Need A Favor” by Jelly Roll by playing the video below.