Woods is a group that really does not have their name out there at all. From a few searches around the net it seems their folk rock style of music drives their music, and that really does ring true based off their new album “With Light And With Love” out now on their very own label Woodist. The group seems to bind together the best elements of folk and rock in one album, leaving a lasting impression on the ear that doesn’t seem to go away.
The album starts off quite folkie and twangy in nature, but delves further into the elements of rock as it further develops as a full song. The prominent guitar sound in the song stays the same the whole time, setting a wholesome mood for the song, with a violin coming in to compliment the sounds even further. Once the lyrics come in it becomes a more progressive folk, seemingly overly-synthesized vocals drive the soul of the song, and often is not something that is considered usual in a folk styled piece, but creates a unique style that is pleasant to the ear in this song. The next song seems to do a complete 180, starting off sounding more rock styled with a larger array of instruments to drive it forward, with a less prominent guitar, and more prominent drum and piano. These contrasting songs do a great deal for the album and set the precedent for the rest of the songs on the album.