BEAL, WILLIS EARL - NOCTUNES (2LP)


"Willis Earl Beal has yet to be born. Critics and publicists defined him before he'd had a chance to define himself. Their expectations were inextricably linked with race and gender, two concepts Beal thoroughly rejects. Now, two extremely productive years removed from the spotlight, Beal doesn't feel pressure to define himself against anything. His new music is shockingly original, utterly confident, and as ephemeral as Beal himself. He levitates above definition, concerned only with self-discovery and truth-seeking. "I know it sounds falsely altruistic," he says. "But I think a simple voice like mine can serve as an example of some kind of freedom." Willis' appeal and exposure has broadened in the last 2 years has he has begun a promising film career, recently starring in the award winning Memphis." (label info)
soon in stock - please pre-order | US| 2015| TENDER LOVING EMPIRE | 34.90


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