An addictive slice of ultra-lo-fi soul-folk from this mysterious Chicago-based singer-songwriter, who’s a self-styled outsider in the spirit of Wesley Willis and Daniel Johnston. "I’m still disillusioned and cool catatonic/Always in a daze without smoking that chronic," Beal rhymes over spare acoustic guitar, sounding more like Cat Power than Snoop Dogg. Welcome to the new normal.
Listen To Willis Earl Beal's "Evening's Kiss":
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