Brooklyn’s Woods has announced a new album, Love is Love, due out in April via Woodist. To accompany the announcement, Woods has also shared the title track.
Love is Love is Woods’ 10th studio album, their last project coming in 2016 entitled City Sun Eater in the River of Light. In support of the new project, the band has shared the following quote, which provides insight into the motivation behind Love is Love.
“We walked down streets and crammed onto trains, our faces masks of fear. Unsure how to react, we, collectively, did not react. We grieved for a country and an ideal we never thought would die. We grieved for a loss of certainty.
We argued about what we thought would happen. We preached understanding. We advocated for anger. Some people said that we’d at least get some incredible art, other people said that was a small view of a world we were quickly realizing we’d misunderstood. Everyone was right. Everyone was wrong. Art made in precarious times matters as much as we let it matter.
But what are we looking for from the art we enjoy? Escapism? A reckoning with harsh reality? A temporary shared hallucination? Music can heal because it presents the pain of being human as universal.
Love is Love was written and recorded in the two months immediately following the election, but it’s not a record borne entirely of angry, knee-jerk reaction to what America is becoming. Instead, it’s a meditation on love, and on what life means now. Taking cues from last year’s City Sun Eater in the River of Light, it feels very much like a record made from living, shoulder to shoulder, in a major city: weaving psychedelic swirls of guitar between languid horns reminiscent of the best Ethiopian jazz—Love is Love is a distinctly New York record. It is a document of protest in uncertain times and an open-hearted rejection of cynicism in favor of emotional honesty. It is bright, and then, unexpectedly, a little dark sometimes too.
There will be parts of life where we will watch as events unfold and we will feel helpless. We will not be sure of the future. On good days, we’ll have each other. On the bad ones, we’ll turn to the art that helps us feel something. Love is Love is a document of the new world we live in, proof that light can come from despair and hope is still possible. We just need a little help remembering it exists.” – Sam Hockley-Smith
Mar 20 Amsterdam, NL – Bitterzoet
Mar 21 Amsterdam, NL – Nijmegen
Mar 22 Liege, BE – Reflektor
Mar 23 Amiens, FR – La Lune des Pirates
Mar 24 Bordeaux, FR – Rock School Barbey
Mar 25 La Rochelle, FR – La Sirene
Mar 27 Paris, FR – La Maroquinerie
Mar 28 Lyon, FR – L’Epicerie Moderne
Mar 29 Geneva, CH – La Graviere
Mar 30 Dudingen, CH – Bad Bonn
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April 2 Ravenna, IT – Bronson
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