DONOVAN WOODS FOLLOWS UP LAST YEAR’S JUNO AWARD SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR NOMINATED ALBUM WITH NEW LP, BOTH WAYS, OUT NOW VIA MEANT WELL
CANADIAN TOUR DATES CONTINUE NEXT WEEK
“...a rugged, rocking alt-country romp, with Born in the U.S.A.-style stompers…” - Exclaim!
"Sincere, literate folk-rock ... quietly moving, detail-rich narratives" – Rolling Stone Country
“There are few writers who can make you laugh & break your heart in the same song.” – NPR’s World Café
“...a heartfelt hug” - NOW Toronto
“Everyone has their favorites, but this guy should be everyone's favorite right now because he sounds like Donovan Woods and not like everyone else and writes to beat the devil.” – No Depression
“A knack for taking huge, universal feelings and distilling them into simple, poignant moments.” – Noisey
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Since its release, multiple JUNO Award and Polaris Music Prize nominee Donovan Woods' new album Both Ways (Meant Well) has won praise by the likes of Billboard, Rolling Stone Country, and American Songwriter, as well as streamed over 1.2M times on Spotify alone. From his “pensive collection of regrets, joys and humanisms” (Parade), Donovan shares a brand new video for “I Ain’t Ever Loved No One”.
Brought to life by Ryley Burghall, who also directed “Burn That Bridge”, which Billboard described as “absolutely gorgeous,” the latest music video is a quiet ode to a love lost which The Fader calls "a proper tearjerker."
"I was thinking about people I’ve known who were so focused on their work they kind of just forgot to fall in love,” explains Donovan. “I was trying to write from the perspective of someone who forgot to fall in love for what felt like their whole life, and then one day they did. The video was an attempt to tell a mature love story, that wasn’t saccharine or sentimental and felt real. The director Ryley Burghall just nailed the hopeful nervous energy of love."
Since establishing himself in Nashville as a songwriter, whose credits include Tim McGraw, Charles Kelley (Lady Antebellum), Billy Currington, and Charlie Worsham, Donovan has built a name as an artist in his own right, and to date, he has celebrated multiple #1s on Canadian sales and CBC Music charts where “Burn That Bridge” and “Truck Full of Money” have both sat at the top for consecutive weeks.
Donovan continues on the road this month bringing his witty, emotionally endearing live show across Canada and Europe. Full tour listings can be found below.
May 16 - Peterborough, ON - Market Hall
May 17 - Paris, ON - Dominion Telegraph Events Centre
May 20 - Beverungen, DE - Orange Blossom Special Festival
May 21 - Utrecht, NL - TivoliVredenburg
May 23 - Borgerhout, BE - TRIX Centrum voor Muziek
May 25 - London, UK - The Borderline
May 29 - Copenhagen, DK - Ideal Bar
May 30 - Stockholm, SE - Nalen Klubb
Jun 1 - Berlin, DE - Berghain / Panorama Bar
Jun 24 - Kingston, ON - Skeleton Park Arts Festival
Jul 5-8 - Winnipeg, MB - Winnipeg Folk Festival
Aug 18 - Elora, ON - Riverfest
Sep 22-23 - Franklin, TN - Pilgrimage Festival