SINGLE REVIEW: Woodes – How Long I’d Wait

Finding herself lost within daydreaming of what an alternate world could look like, Woodes reflects on always searching for alternate freedoms from her current situations. After extensively touring Australia with the likes of Asgier, City Calm Down, BORNS as well as multiple runs of headlining shows and festival appearances, Woodes is ready to start the next chapter of her musical journey.

‘How Long I’d Wait’ is the singer-songwriter’s first single from her forthcoming debut album which is slated for a early 2020 release. The cinematic sounding track transports the listener to a whole new world through the dreamy storyline and imagery and the theatrical addition of a string quartet. With the song beginning with the string quartet setting the base of the melodical score, she adds a pulsating guitar riff and a beat interpolation that lifts this song to a whole new place. It creates a strong and commanding structure that makes this one of her most captivating releases it. 

It has this bold sonical embodiment that makes the song feel like it belongs on the soundtrack of dark and moody action-drama like The Hunger Games. Which is fitting because this song was written in the wake of the final season of Game Of Thrones which she inspired the dreamy aesthetic. Reflecting on having to wait for the right person to come into your life, she dreams of that moment. “I had a dream we found a garden that overlooked the ocean, ultraviolet roses. We were the ones we always wanted to be when we were younger, staring at the sun” 

This is a song that commands the listeners attention immediately and is so bold and powerful. It will also become a favourite in her live set when she joins Thelma Plum on her massive Australian tour in August. 

Thelma Plum (With Special Guest Woodes) Australian Tour

Friday 9 August – Miami Marketta, Gold Coast

Saturday 10 August – The Triffid, Brisbane *SOLD OUT*

Thursday 15 August – Uni Bar – Wollongong

Friday 16 August – Cambridge Hotel, Newcastle

Saturday 17 August – The Factory Theatre, Sydney *SOLD OUT*

Thursday 22 August – Sooki Lounge, Belgrave *SOLD OUT*

Friday 23 August – Theatre Royal, Castlemaine *SOLD OUT*

Saturday 24 August – Corner Hotel, Melbourne *SOLD OUT*

Wednesday 28 August – Corner Hotel, Melbourne

Thursday 29 August – Corner Hotel, Melbourne *SOLD OUT*

Friday 30 August – Lion Arts Factory, Adelaide *SOLD OUT*

Saturday 31 August – Freo Social, Fremantle *SOLD OUT*

Saturday 31 August – Freo Social, Fremantle *Second Show*

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