Willis Earl Beal at his altruistic best with ‘Survive’
Willis Earl Beal is a heartened man, he flits between spoken word poetry and soulful vocals to create not music but a space of equal comfort and vulnerability. ‘Survive’ his latest effort follows this line to a tee.
Beal keeps a distinctive tone on this record to keep the gentle music tumbling behind him as the lyrics poignancy continue to shine through. The star-scape sounds melt behind his lyricism which is perfectly delivered, renders the track a beautiful altruistic mauve.
It’s hard to define Beal, he keeps a distance from limelight and fame, always maintaining a haze like quality, always surrounding but never touchable. The new music is continuingly original and maintains the artist as one of the most veracious in the industry, ‘Survive’ is concerned only with its truth.
Lyrics: Principalities of man got you down in the mud You’re a single grain of sand so you can’t stand out Misery on every corner looking for handouts You got peoples steady yelling you don’t know what about Just turn your eyes to the sky and remove all doubt
If you wanna survive If you wanna survive Cause they’ll eat you alive They’ll eat you alive
In your heart you feel you’re right but they tell you you’re wrong The melody you orchestrate don’t go with the song You’re only waiting in vain don’t make a difference how long They tell you get off the stage but you can’t hear the call So stop beating your chest and acting like King Kong
If you wanna survive If you wanna survive Cause they’ll eat you alive Cause they’ll eat you alive
If you want to survive You got to let it go If you want to survive You got to let it go If you want to survive Let it go If you wanna survive If you want to survive