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INTERVIEW: Donovan Woods On ‘Clean Slate’, New Album & Songwriting



Donovan Woods joined Dan via Zoom to chat about his latest release ‘Clean Slate’, his forthcoming studio album, songwriting and more! (Video below)

With over 265 million streams to date and 1.5 million monthly listeners, his acclaim resulted in a JUNO Award (Canada’s Grammy equivalent) for Contemporary Roots Album of the Year for his most recent album ‘Both Ways’. Woods has also had high-profile credits including Tim McGraw (‘Portland, Maine’), Charles Kelley of Lady A (‘Leaving Nashville’) and Billy Currington (‘Sweet Love’).

‘Clean Slate’ is the first offering from his forthcoming studio album, set for release later this year. Speaking about the new track, written alongside Jeremy Spillman and Tucker Beathard, Woods said: “I had this idea for a song with that title, and I had the way that the guitar hook sits with that ‘slidey’ progression. I knew I wanted to write a song about falling in love as an adult and experiencing that sky-high first few weeks of being in love with somebody, where even though you’re swept up in it, you also know that it’s weird and fake! You know that sometimes when it ends, it’s not pretty. I was just trying to get that feeling from a more experienced point of view”

Check out the rest of the interview below…

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