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Donovan Woods Tells a Nuanced Tale of Life On The Road

Multiple JUNO Award and Polaris Music Prize nominee Donovan Woods’ new album ‘Both Ways’ (out April 20th on Meant Well) unfolds like chapters in a book of short stories. An eclectic mix of settings, characters and experiences are featured on the album, like on his latest release “Truck Full of Money,” whose lyric video is out today.

“Truck Full of Money” explores a musician’s conflicted life on the road — romanticized, lonely, content and pensive — written out like the inner dialogue of a man far from home and behind the wheel. Like a 3-minute, 50-second novella, the song’s narrative illuminates the much broader, unsettled feeling of longing we all experience as we try to find our place in the world. The lyrics are backed by an epic production and strings section that call to mind a truck rolling through the prairie.

American Songwriter says “it’s not your typical road song, trading outlaw twang and a driving beat for sweeping strings and heavy guitar.” Watch the lyric video HERE.

Recorded in Toronto, and produced by James Bunton, ‘Both Ways’ is a 12-track collection of songs which excavates the mines of the human experience, highlighting specific, poignant moments both big and small.

Splitting his time between his homebase of Toronto and adopted home of Nashville, Woods (who has written for the likes of Tim McGraw, Charles Kelly of Lady Antebellum, Billy Currington and Charlie Worsham) has made his mark as an artist, selling out tours, amassing over 50 million streams of his solo material, and earning more than a million monthly listeners on Spotify alone.

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