Woods - Where Do You Go When You Dream?

Song of the Day
Hosted by Cheryl Waters
Today's Song of the Day, as chosen by Cheryl Waters, host of The Midday Show on KEXP, is "Where Do You Go When You Dream?" by Woods, a 2020 self-released single.
photo by Alex Bleeker
written by Janice Headley

New York psych-folk band Woods return this Spring with their first new album in three years, titled Strange To Explain. The album will be their first since frontman Jeremy Earl became a father and since guitarist Jarvis Taveniere relocated to Los Angeles, adding new challenges for the 15-year-old band, but also invigorating their 11th full-length to date (and the 99th release for their label, Woodsist). They recorded the forthcoming full-length in Stinson Beach in northern California, adding to the warmth and sun-soaked songs on the new release. 

On today's Song of the Day, Earl describes it to Fader Magazine as "a gateway into dream and an escape from everyday reality." He explains:  

"This was the first song we started working on for the album and the first song we wrote from piano. I had a primitive demo version that was me playing the drums with the verse chord progression and a different vocal melody... Late one night we started jamming on it and Jarvis came up with the chorus chords. We wanted to make a record that was heavy on the keys and was less dependent on guitars. This was the beginning of that experiment. In many ways, this song is the mission statement of the album. Both in vibe and lyrical content."

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