Photo by Nate Lemuel of Darlisted Photography
With only two singles out so far, the upcoming album from Black Belt Eagle Scout is already shaping up to be a strong album of the year contender. Katherine Paul's latest single, "Nobody," is this gorgeous swirl that combines the best of folk and singer/songwriter music with indie rock. It has all the beauty and the organic feeling of Americana, the swirling fuzz of shoegaze, a beat that makes you want to dance, and this hypnotic mixture to it all that is sure to suck you in. It's also both uplifting while conveying a sense of sadness, which is even more engaging. If you haven't been paying attention to Black Belt Eagle Scout until now, you're going to want to jump on board with this one.
Katherine Paul says of her new single:
“When I was growing up, I didn’t have very many Native role models to look to on TV or the radio. It was within my own community that I found inspiring role models through our elders and our community leaders. With Native representation in music and television slowly growing, I often ask myself where I stand within representation in music and how I want to be seen. This song is about the relationship I have with my own representation in music.”
You can watch the video for "Nobody" below. The Land, The Water, The Sky is due out February 10 on Saddle Creek. The album can be pre-ordered here. For more on Black Belt Eagle Scout, check out the artist's website. Upcoming tour dates are below the video.