Donovan Woods Reimagines His Award-Winning ‘Both Ways’ with Acoustic Companion Album | Shore Fire Media

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16 April, 2019Print

Donovan Woods Reimagines His Award-Winning ‘Both Ways’ with Acoustic Companion Album

Donovan Woods Reimagines His Award-Winning ‘Both Ways’ with Acoustic Companion Album

‘The Other Way’ Is Out May 3rd via Meant Well -- Pre-Order HERE

Listen to “Truck Full Of Money” on Rolling Stone HERE

 

On May 3rd, Donovan Woods will release ‘The Other Way’ (via Meant Well), stripping down his JUNO Award-winning masterwork ‘Both Ways’ (Contemporary Roots Album of the Year) to its acoustic essence.

‘The Other Way’ brims with inspired interpretations that are intimate yet startling in their urgency. For a producer, Donovan enlisted ace guitarist Todd Lombardo, who recently played most of the guitar work on Kacey Musgraves’ GRAMMY-winning juggernaut ‘Golden Hour’. Donovan gave Todd artistic license not only to change the chords and song structures but to overhaul the arrangements.

Premiering today on Rolling Stone, listen to the acoustic version of “Truck Full of Money”, one of the most dramatically reimagined cuts off ‘The Other Way’, HERE.

Tenille Townes, a rising country star signed to Columbia Nashville, also joins Donovan on ‘The Other Way’ via the tender duet “I Ain’t Ever Loved No One,” their voices entwining like a flip side to Tammy Wynette and George Jones.

“It’s always been an interesting idea to me, especially when you’re an artist like me who inherently disappoints some people anytime your sound gets bigger,” Donovan explains. “But a really good song is a good song in any arrangement. It’s like a beautiful hardwood floor. You can put any furniture in there, and it’s going to look good.” 

‘The Other Way’ comes on the heels of Donovan’s first JUNO Award win, the release of “Go to Her,” his first song of 2019 which The Fader called a “heart-wrenching story of being away from a loved one”, and his five-part “Live At Southern Ground Studios” video series, which American Songwriter said “captures Woods’ soulful passion, studied craftsmanship.”

 

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