Woodes shares new single Origami, details new EP
Her highly awaited sophomore EP Golden Hour is out next Friday.
In 2017, we basically couldn't shut up about Melbourne's Woodes. The rising musician had an absolute stand-out year, from her bold single Run For It (and it's accompanying, darker 'night version') to the anthemic and quite cinematic Dots, which she later went on to cover for one of our most successful Live Sessions yet while she was in the west with Paces. We named her one of the best Australian artists of 2017, and in doing so, sung our prediction that her 2018 would be equally – if not more – large than the year just gone. Origami, her third single, proves that our crystal ball into 2018 was correct, with Woodes continuing to evolve and grow for her lively first release of 2018. It's brighter than anything else she's put out before, with Woodes coming across as particularly euphoric and joyous in the vocals that glide above the track's sample-heavy production, which veers between a light and acoustic sound and a denser, more synthesised flavour in the song's chorus.
"Origami started quite conceptually. We began with Origami as a title and then started drawing a big mind map of words relating to the methods and structure of creating something beautiful out of paper," she says on the single, which boasts somewhat of a masterful team behind it in Thief and Jussi Ilmari (who co-wrote the single), Elkkle (on additional production), plus Kllo's Simon Lam and Andrei Eremin on mixing and mastering. "Quite often when I write I have everything playing out in my head like a film. In my head, I see two swans or cranes with their heads bending into one another. It was important that this song lived in a world that fused the harder sounding elements in the production with a soft bed of orchestral sounds."
The single arrives with more information on her long-awaited second EP Golden Hour, which will arrive next Friday ahead of an east-coast tour with SEAVERA, Eilish Gilligan and Hemm. Click through the poster below for tickets and more information.
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