This talented Australian singer/songwriter possesses a voice that can touch our souls and engulf us in melodies and tunes as if she had always been part of us, as if she was pre-written in our musical tastes for she clicks in an instant with our senses and we are enthralled by the beauty of her voice and of the soundscape she serves in a silver platter in front of us. But looking beyond the sense of awe we find ourselves listening to lyrics that create a beauty of a story that simply keeps you coming for more and more.
Woodes is simply one of the best young talents out there in this crazy world, she provides a plethora of sounds that always feels special as the make us feel something with each story she sets for us to be a part of. She not only is a must listen artist, but I would recommend to keep an eye out as her career rises and she conquers the stages of the world.
Since that initial session it’s grown through collaboration. Simon Lam and I worked together to re-build the track’s production once back in Melbourne in his studio. I then reached out to a number of my favourite musicians and people to sing on the pre-chorus and chorus with me. This includes my friends LANKS, Alex Lahey, Nirrimi, Lupa J, Edward Vanzet, Abraham Tilbury, Jaysways, and Golden Vessel among others.
It was the first time I received guest vocals on my own song and it felt really special to have them all singing along with me. Rise is a story with a beginning, middle, and an end. To me I see it all quite visually about a woman that emerges from the water. Woodes on the making of 'Rise'