Black Belt Eagle Scout Premieres Video for New Track "My Heart Dreams"

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Janice Headley
photo by Eleanor Petry

Earlier this year, we announced the news that Black Belt Eagle Scout (aka Katherine Paul) will release her sophomore album At The Party With My Brown Friends on August 30th via Saddle Creek. Today, we have a new video to share for the single "My Heart Dreams," a track Paul says was written during a transitional time in her life. The video was directed by Angel Two Bulls and shows Paul attending the Portland Pride parade. In a press release, she reveals:

The idea behind this video was to do something fun while showing the resilience of the Indigenous people, particularly women and girls, which is why I chose to have the Black Belt Eagle Scout band be portrayed by young Indigenous girls. In an age where Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women (MMIW) are finally getting the attention they deserve, it’s important to make their strength visible. The justice around MMIW is something we should all be paying closer attention to and I hope my platform serves to heighten awareness. The girls and extras in the video are members of the Portland Two Spirit Society, a special group of LGBTQ Indigenous and Native American/Alaska Natives and the Portland All Nations Canoe Family.

Check out the clip and upcoming tour dates below. 

07/25 Westport, CT @ The Levitt Pavilion for the Performing Arts
07/26 Newport, RI @ Newport Folk Festival
08/01 Seattle, WA @ ARTS at King Street Station
08/02 Happy Valley, OR @ Pickathon
08/04 Happy Valley, OR @ Pickathon
08/21 Victoria, BC @ Bastion Square Parkade
08/22 Seattle, WA @ Olympic Sculpture Hall
08/25 Port Townsend, WA @ Thing
10/21 Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios
10/24 Seattle, WA @ Tractor Tavern
10/30 Boulder, CO @ Boulder Theater *
11/01 Omaha, NE @ Slowdown *
11/02 Minneapolis, MN @ Varsity Theater *
11/03 Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall *
11/05 Memphis, TN @ The Hi-Tone *
11/06 St. Louis, MO @ Foam
11/07 Lawrence, KS @ White Schoolhouse
11/08 Fort Collins, CO @ Surfside 7
11/09 Salt Lake City, UT @ Diabolical Records
11/10 Boise, ID @ Neurolux
11/12 Reno, NV @ Holland Project
11/13 San Francisco, CA @ Cafe Du Nord
11/14 Los Angeles, CA @ Bootleg Bar
11/15 San Diego, CA @ Ché Café
11/16 Tucson, AZ @ Club Congress
11/17 Las Vegas, NV @ The Bunkhouse Saloon
11/20 Albuquerque, NM @ Sister
11/22 Austin, TX @ Barracuda
11/23 Dallas, TX @ The Foundry
11/24 Houston, TX @ Satellite
11/26 Fayetteville, AR @ George’s Majestic Lounge
11/27 Nashville, TN @ DRKMTTR
11/30 Detroit, MI @ Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit *
12/01 Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall *
12/03 Montreal, QC @ L’Olympia *
12/04 Boston, MA @ Wilbur Theatre *
12/05 Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel *
12/07 Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club *
12/08 Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer *
*= w/ Devendra Banhart

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