Willis Earl Beal – Coming Through (featuring Cat Power)

Two singles from the upcoming album of Willis Earl Beal have been already released but it is the third one that got me excited the most. It is not because the previous ones were disappointing – because they were not at all – but I guess this is the way the artist tried to build the tension around his album Nobody Knows – namely by publishing the new songs with each one being more expressive than the other.

It all started with minimalistic ballad Everything unwinds and just one month later the pulsing and bluesy Too Dry To Cry was published. Those two tracks clearly indicated that Willis got rid of the lo-fi sound of his debut album Acousmatic Sorcery (well, after all, it is XL Recordings studio that he has been recently using) but fortunately emotions are still present in his music. The third single is called Coming Through and it brings vocal appearance of Cat Power but the fact that is even more surprising is that this track actually sounds… optimistic which in case of Beal is not a common thing.

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