New York, NY (Top40 Charts)
The award-winning singer-songwriter Donovan Woods shares his new "simmering break-up tune" (Rolling Stone Country) "Grew Apart," previewing his seventh studio album, due later this year.
Produced by long-time collaborator James
Bunton with vocal production by Todd Clark (Dua Lipa, Gavin DeGraw, Phillip Phillips), the song is co-written by Woods, Logan Wall and Travis
Wood. It exemplifies Woods' ability to write with "soulful passion" (American Songwriter), revealing the soft underbelly of love's vagaries. Listen here: youtu.be/-dJmRgE1t-M
"This song is about all the things we tell ourselves a breakup is about when perhaps the truth is just that two people didn't like each other enough," says Woods. "The chorus is a list of linguistic place holders that people use to communicate one thing: I don't want to talk about it. I think men tend to speak about break-ups in this way so their pride doesn't get wounded, when in truth, they're hurting."
"Grew Apart" follows Woods' deeply personal "While All The While," a track co-written alongside Lori McKenna. Cumulatively, Woods' songs have earned more than 130 million streams and more than 1 million monthly listeners.
Woods' independently released song "Portland, Maine" was recently Certified GOLD in Canada.
He'll open for Brandy
Clark on her "Who You Thought I Was Tour," which kicks off Tues., Mar. 31, in Houston, with stops in Los Angeles, Austin and San Francisco. Additionally, Woods will embark on a headline tour stopping in New York City, Washington D.C., Nashville and beyond (full list of dates below). For tickets and more information, visit donovanwoods.net/tour.
DONOVAN WOODS ON TOUR:
Fri., Mar 6 | Coronation Hall | Omemee, ON [SOLD OUT]
Sat., Mar 7 | Avening Hall (2 shows) | Creemore, ON [SOLD OUT]
Sun., Mar 8 | Warehouse | St. Catharines, ON [SOLD OUT]
Tues., Mar. 31 | White Oak Music
Hall | Houston, TX*
Wed., Apr. 1 | The Parish | Austin, TX*
Fri., Apr. 3 | Musical Instrument Museum | Phoenix, AZ*
Tues., Apr. 7 | Lodge Room | Los Angeles, CA*
Wed., Apr. 8 | Great American Music
Hall | San Francisco, CA*
Fri., May 1 | The Underground @ Dime | Detroit, MI^
Sat., May 2 | Rumba Cafe | Columbus, OH^
Tues., May 5 | Globe
Hall | Denver, CO^
Wed., May 6 | Slowdown | Omaha, NE^
Fri., May 8 | Turf Club | St. Paul, MN^
Sat., May 9 | Vaudeville Mews | Des Moines, IA^
Sun., May 10 | S.P.A.C.E. | Evanston, IL^
Tues., May 12 | Mercy Lounge | Nashville, TN^
Wed., May 13 | Aisle 5 | Atlanta, GA
Fri., May 15 | Songbyrd Vinyl Lounge | Washington, D.C.^
Sat., May 16 | ONCE Ballroom | Boston, MA^
Mon., May 18 | Rough Trade | Brooklyn, NY^
Tues., May 19 | The Lounge at World Cafe Live | Philadelphia, PA^
*denotes dates opening for Brandy
^denotes dates with support by Emily Brimlow