Woodes Announces New EP Hibernation, Percussive-Driven Anthem “Don’t Look Back” Out Now
September 1, 2023 BY Jason Currell
Cinematic Australian singer-songwriter, Woodes, returns with the announcement of her new EP, Hibernation which will be released on October 13th via Nettwerk. To celebrate the announcement, Woodes is releasing a stellar percussive-driven anthem called, “Don’t Look Back.” With a beat shuffling forward punctuated by cello, she keeps her head high and urges listeners “Don’t look back. You can never look back.”
“Don’t Look Back” is first single following the release of her EP, Kingdom Come, a six-song exploration of nostalgia and the journey of growth through alternative pop soundscapes. If Kingdom Come reflects the experiences of Elle Graham, the artist behind Woodes, then Hibernation amplifies its delivery in the story of the character of Woodes. Fans will be able to hear the new songs live with the announcement of November Australian tour dates in Melbourne and Sydney.
“Don’t Look Back” is available on all digital and streaming platforms here.
Elle shares, “She’s coming out of Hibernation into this strong version of herself…I’m putting Woodes in a fantasy utopia…I see the trailer for the Woodes movie in my head…It’s a grand vision of the legends before us and going after your dream. It’s gritty and immediate.”
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Currently, Elle is living between Los Angeles and Melbourne, focusing in on the cinematic world expansion of Woodes.
She released an EP in June 2023 called Kingdom Come, a collection of songs bottling emotion, longing, and hope in authentic dynamic, and dreamy anthems. Kingdom Come was initially teased with the lush single “Forever After,” which was followed by the cathartic “Lifetime,” and the spellbinding “Magic.” Kingdom Come is a personal offering for listeners to lean on. Kingdom Come is available on all digital and streaming platforms here.
AUSTRALIAN TOUR DATES
November 4 – The Great Club, Sydney
November 10 – Northcote Social Club, Melbourne
Woodes made her debut in 2020 with Crystal Ball, garnering a 4-star review from NME and charting at #3 on the Australian Independent Album Charts. “How Long I’d Wait” was added to high rotation and fan-favorite “Close” was named as one of Youtube’s Top Aussie Songs of 2020, amassing 130,000 views on her Youtube. To coincide with the album release, Woodes and her fans created her album song-for-song in Minecraft, the world’s best-selling video game. This was noted by Mojang, the creators of Minecraft, as a world first, and they launched Woodes’ Crystal Ball project to Minecraft’s official social platforms (+12 million) in November alongside the album’s release.
Elle has also found herself on television screens with her music being picked up for television soundtracks – the Netflix series ‘Tidelands’ used her EP, Golden Hour’s opening track “Hunger” as its official trailer soundtrack and Freeform TV series ‘The Bold Type’ used the single “This Is My Year” to soundtrack one of its episode climaxes in season four.