"Creature Comfort" by WOODS

Yet another hit
In today’s Internet-driven music industry that demands a constant stream of releases from artists lest they lose our attention for long enough for us to forget about them and move on to the next artist, many routinely release singles, mixtapes, remixes, EPs, etc. to keep us rapt until the next album is released. Brooklyn folk rock band Woods, on the other hand, is a well-oiled music making machine, releasing an unprecedented NINE full length albums in the last ten years. In most situations, one would assume that the production of music on such a scale would result in shoddy, low quality, disingenuous work, but Woods has been cranking out honest, musically varied folk rock hits for the last decade with no end in sight. “Creature Comfort,” from their latest album City Sun Eater in the River of Light, is a perfect example of Woods’ calm, lighthearted style that has captured the minds and hearts of fans around the world.

This track has the feel of a beefed up campfire song, centering around the passionately wavering voice of singer Jeremy Earl and simple, acoustic sounding guitar chords. The aforementioned beefing up comes in the form of Woods’ addition of subtle keyboard rhythms, uncomplicated drum kit percussion, supportive bass lines, and harmonious background vocals. It’s hard not to imagine this song being performed in the great outdoors, your toes digging into the earth, the breeze in your hair, and not a care in the world.