TU 12.04.2016
Bad Bonn, Düdingen

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.”