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DONOVAN WOODS performs the song "BURN THAT BRIDGE" for BalconyTV.
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Donovan Woods’ new album is a study in contrasts, as one would expect from its name: Both Ways.
“I saw that phrase in the title of a book and I thought, ‘That means something to me and I don't know what it is,’” Woods says. “That's my whole guiding principle while writing. When a string of words resonates, I just dig in the hole and try to figure it out. But what started the idea was people telling me, ‘You can't have it both ways.’ Or, ‘You can't have a record full of thoughtful lyrics that also gets played on the radio. You can't have those things both ways.’ This is just me trying to have both.”
That push-and-pull, especially in relationships, has long been Woods’ stock in trade. As the lead track of Both Ways , “Good Lover” unfolds with acoustic instruments and Woods’ quietly compelling delivery -- not what a listener might expect from the title alone. That masterful perspective has led to nominations for the Polaris Prize and the Juno Awards. In addition, his single “What Kind of Love Is That?” climbed to No. 1 on the CBC Top 20 Chart, while his catalog has accrued nearly 45 million streams.
Woods is also a notable songwriter in Nashville with credits by Billy Currington, Charles Kelley, Tim McGraw and Charlie Worsham. NPR Music stated, "There are very few writers who can make you laugh and break your heart in the same song.” No Depression noted that Woods’ style is “as fresh and captivating as any out there.”
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