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

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