Published Apr 09, 2013Synchronized dance sequences don't usually go hand in hand with folk ballads without a rhythm section, but don't tell that to Donovan Woods, who just released a dance clip for his song "The Coldest State."
The mellow, string-assisted track comes from Woods' Don't Get Too Grand, which came out last month through Aporia Records/Outside Distribution. It finds Woods and a couple buddies showing off their slightly awkward moves in time with the down-tempo ditty.
"'The Coldest State' is my run at a joyous song about love re-discovered," Woods said in a statement. "I thought a joyous dance would help emphasize the song's purpose. Also, I've always wanted to be involved in a choreographed dance routine and this seemed like a good opportunity to do that and have someone else pay for it. My friends Matt Huether (on my right) and Matt Lancaster (on my left) volunteered their time. If you can even comprehend it, none of us have had formal dance training, but Matt (on my left) clearly missed his true calling. His movements are fluid, sexy and vital. I cannot take my eyes from him while I watch. I am under his spell."
Woods will officially launch Don't Get Too Grand with a release show on April 24 at Toronto's Horseshoe Tavern. Gavin Slate and Wunderstrands are also on the bill.