Exclusive:: New Donovan Woods!

It seems we’ve been yelling from the mountain top about Donovan Woods, and sadly we’ve only heard our weary voice echo back. I get it; Donovan seems like a reserved, understated guy and his last record, The Widowmaker was delayed and the momentum he built up was engulfed by the blog world’s perpetual energy and need for fresh songs, but it seems like music fans are missing something special.

 

Thankfully, I think Woods has finally turned the corner. He performed to a National audience during Grey Cup weekend (and was the second most exciting part of the weekend), and we just found out he’s got a new EP slated for early in the new year.

 

For those new to Woods and his music, he’s a man that doesn’t need tricks. He relies on more straightforward tools like heartfelt emotion, gentle picks of an acoustic, subtle instrumentation and a gruff voice that offers a startling tenderness. Donovan’s music isn’t influenced by trends, hot sounds or crowded arrangements used to mask any imperfections or mediocrity. No, Woods presents his heart clearly, proudly and accompanied by some of the most affecting melodies you’ll hear. Woods is a charming performer and a natural story teller. Basically, if we were still in college and Woods played songs for your girlfriend in the dorm when you weren’t around, you’d probably be single by the time he strummed his last chord.

 

So, do yourself a service and grab the first taste of his new EP, “Put On, Cologne.” It’s the type of song you hold close and let become a part of you. The gentle piano and acoustic float around the room and set the stage perfectly for Woods tale. Great stuff.

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MP3:: Donovan Woods - Put On, Cologne
WEB:: http://aporia-records.com/donovanwoods.php/

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