Published Oct 01, 2015Rootsy Canadian songwriter Donovan Woods has an album in the works, and while he hasn't announced the details just yet, he has shared a new song from the collection called "On the Night You Stay Home."
The song is a folksy number about jealousy within a relationship and suspected infidelity. The arrangement is based around simmering acoustic strums, while the spacious electric guitar textures and cinematic swells of strings add to the melancholy tone.
Woods said in a statement, "This one is obviously about a bad relationship, maybe even a bad person. To me, it's to do with the terrifying number of modern-day opportunities to be jealous. There are so many different ways to be adored or ignored on our phones. It's easy to follow someone's every move and obsess over it, looking for some nuanced meaning. Staying home must feel really awful now. I was trying to make a song about dreadful, ruinous jealousy that might make you dance a bit."
Scroll past Woods' upcoming Canadian tour schedule below to listen.
10/17 Winnipeg, MB - Burton Cummings Theatre ^
10/18 Regina, SK - The Exchange ^
10/19 Saskatoon, SK - Broadway Theatre ^
10/22 Vancouver, BC - Biltmore Cabaret ^
10/23 Kelowna, BC - Bottega Farm Inn & Studio ^
10/24 Calgary, AB - Marquee Beer Market & Stage ^
10/25 Edmonton, AB - Starlite Room ^
10/26 Swift Current, SK - Lyric Theatre ^
11/13 Toronto, ON - Harbourfront Centre
11/26 Hamilton, ON - Molson Canadian Studio *
11/27 London, ON - Aeolian Hall *
11/28 Whitby, ON - LIVEAct Theatre *
12/12 Owen Sound, ON - Heartwood Music Club %
^ with the Bros. Landreth
* with Hawksley Workman
% with Terra Lightfoot