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Beulah [\ˈbyü-lə\] n. noun
- Hebrew baby name (בְּעוּלָה) that translated to, “married”
- Term coined by William Blake to represent a realm of peace, mindfulness, and poetic inspiration
- Term of endearment used by the White family. “It’s a term of endearment around our house,” White explains, “like you would call someone ‘Honey.’”
Grammy award winning singer-songwriter John Paul White is gearing up to release his first solo album in almost a decade. New album “Beulah” debuts this Friday, August 19th on Single Lock records (Dylan LeBlanc, St. Paul & the Broken Bones), a label run by White, friend Will Trapp, and Alabama Shakes keyboard player Ben Tanner. The title of the record, Beulah, is a reference to a familial term of endearment used by White’s family growing up combined with the poet William Blake’s terminology for mindfulness and inspiration. Reflective of this duality, the album combines the comfort of southern soul with gothic rock ballads that are nothing short of spiritual.
KUTX got an early preview of the album last week when White played to a live audience in Studio1A. Check out the performance down below.