Whether it be jail, nature, vagrancy or other Willis Earl Beal is hardly devoid of inspiration for his incredibly soulful songs. ‘Travelling Eyes’ continues with this heartfelt rhetoric and cotniues to promote Beal as one of the most veracious artists of his generation.
His tone is impeccable on this track (as ever) deep as mahogany and as polished as a bed post it reeks of absolute class. It haunts and hungers, much like the video, which follows an apparition across a deserted woodland. Its depth and solemnness permeates every note.
He’s going to be known as an unsung hero for most of his life so you may as well belt a tune for Mr Beal.
02 Manchester, Night & Day Café
03 London, Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club
08 Nancy, France, L’Autre Canal
09 Paris, France, Divan Du Monde
10 Bordeaux, France, I.BOAT
14 Brussels, Belgium, Botanique
15 Amsterdam, Netherlands, Bitterzoet
16 Cologne, Germany, Stadtgarten
17 Berlin, Germany, Bi Nuu