Award Winning Roots Pop from Toronto. - Donovan Woods: Clean Slate
A wistful roots-pop track that captures the early optimism of newfound love, and the innocent hope that things could be different this time around.
Locking in over 265 million streams to date and 1.5 million monthly listeners, JUNO Award-winner Donovan Woods paints themes of heartache, joy, connection, and redemption in vivid hues that inform a rich, visceral experience for his listeners. His lyrical talent for emotional transparency has made him a sought-after co-writer for artists like Tim McGraw and Billy Currington, just to name a few.
With "Clean Slate," Woods is now ready for an even wider international appeal, as he delivers a crossover hit that weaves his signature country-and-roots gravitas into a widescreen indie-rock feel. This wistful roots-pop track captures the early optimism of newfound love, and the innocent hope that things could be different this time around. "This is a love song about falling in love and how it makes you feel like you’re a new person," says Woods. "But slowly you realize you’re still the same person with all the hang-ups you’ve always had, and it’s a drag."
"Clean Slate" represents a new step forward for Woods, as he continues to impress audiences with his laid-back affect and a genuine talent for finding spiritual truth in the overlooked details of everyday life.
I wanna love you like I've ever loved anyone
I wanna sing you like a song I ain't ever sung
I wanna love you like the first time I saw the sun rise
I wanna laugh with you like I don't know the punchline
I wanna give you my heart, unburdened by all the uncertainty we face
Yeah, I wanna love you with a clean slate
Woods co-wrote ‘Clean Slate’ with Jeremy Spillman and Warner Nashville country artist Tucker Beathard, with production from Todd Clark. This song is featured on our Roots Collection playlist.
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