Published Sep 20, 2019Sarnia, ON's Donovan Woods has shared a brand new single today — it's called "Way Way Back," and you can stream it now.
According to Woods, the song is about the odd comfort found in hooking up with an ex.
He elaborated in the following statement:
My partner said something once about the idea when people get back together with past romantic partners. You always go as far as you've gone. If you slept together back then, you'd sleep together again. I thought it was a funny thought, and definitely true. But, it's not something I'd ever heard anyone say out loud. So, I took that idea and explored the peculiar space that old sexual partners seem to occupy in everyone's mind. It can be hard to escape the comfort and nostalgia that memory lane offers, and that's what "Way Way Back" is about. The whole song — production and arrangement — is indicative of this push and pull between the risky excitement of something new and the ease of something familiar.
The Todd Clark-produced track marks Woods' first release since this year's The Other Way, a reimagining of his 2018 LP Both Ways. So far, no new album has been announced.
For now, hear "Way Way Back" down below.
Woods is currently touring North America in support of Ruston Kelly. He'll make a handful of Canadian stops this winter, including in Toronto, Montreal and Ottawa. The full tour schedule can be viewed below.
09/20 Atlanta, GA - Terminal West *
09/21 Franklin, TN - Pilgrimage Festival
09/26 Dallas, TX - Granada Theater *
09/27 Houston, TX - White Oak Music Hall *
09/28 Austin, TX - Scoot Inn *
10/01 Los Angeles, CA - Troubadour *
10/02 Los Angeles, CA - Troubadour *
10/03 San Francisco, CA - The Independent *
10/04 Portland, OR - Wonder Ballroom *
10/05 Seattle, WA - Tractor Tavern *
10/07 Salt Lake City, UT - The State Room *
10/08 Denver, CO - Bluebird Theater *
10/10 Des Moines, IA - Wooly's *
10/11 Minneapolis, MN - Fine Line Music Cafe *
10/12 Madison, WI - High Noon Saloon *
10/16 St. Louis, MO - Blueberry Hill *
10/18 Louisville, KY - Mercury Ballroom *
10/19 Columbus, OH - A&R Music Bar *
10/20 Detroit, MI - The Shelter *
10/24 New York City, NY - Bowery Ballroom *
10/25 Boston, MA - Brighton Music Hall *
10/26 Washington, DC - U Street Music Hall *
10/27 Philadelphia, PA - World Cafe *
10/30 Richmond, VA - Richmond Music Hall *
10/31 Cleveland, OH - House of Blues *
11/01 Chicago, IL —-Thalia Hall *
12/07 Toronto, ON - Koerner Hall
12/12 Montreal, QC - Petit Campus
12/13 Ottawa, ON - National Arts Centre
12/14 Ottawa, ON - National Arts Centre
* with Ruston Kelly