The Swinomish, Wa.-based multi-instrumentalist Katherine Paul, higher often called Black Belt Eagle Scout, is again as we speak with “Don’t Give Up,” her first single since 2019. It’s “a tune about psychological well being consciousness and the significance that my connection to the land performs inside my very own psychological well being journey,” says Paul, who grew up within the Swinomish Indian Tribal Neighborhood on the Puget Sound in Washington.
“Spending time with the land and on the water are ways in which strengthen my connection to my ancestors and to my tradition,” Paul provides. “It helps heal my spirit and is the type of self-care that helps me probably the most. The lyrics ‘I don’t hand over’ imply staying alive. I wrote this tune for me but in addition for my neighborhood and anybody who offers with difficult psychological well being points to remind us simply how a lot of a job our connection to the atmosphere performs inside our therapeutic course of. On the finish of the tune once I sing ‘the land, the water, the sky,’ I needed to sing it like my late grandfather Alexander Paul Sr. sang in our household’s large drum group — from the center.”
Paul’s most up-to-date album, On the Get together With My Brown Associates, was launched in 2019. She will even be featured on the beforehand introduced Sleater-Kinney Dig Me Out covers album, which arrives later this month. Forward of an early 2023 European tour, Paul will participate within the Indigenous Heritage Day Celebration on Nov. 25 in Seattle.
Black Belt Eagle Scout Tour Dates
Fri. Feb. 24 – Manchester, UK @ Evening & Day
Sat. Feb. 25 – London, UK @ Moth Membership
Mon. Feb. 27 – Paris, FR @ Le Pop Up
Tue. Feb. 28 – Brussels, BE @ Botanique – Witloof Bar
Wed. March 1 – Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso Upstairs
Thu. March 2 – Copenhagen, DK @ Stengade
Sat. March 4 – Rotterdam, NL @ Rotown
Solar. March 5 – Berlin, DE @ Badehaus