A Spotlight Interview with Wood Drift
A fresh single release from Wood Drift brings out a deep and Atmospheric combination of textures that melt into each other to create a whole different world for you to step into.
"Caramel Dream" is definitely cinematic to say the least, but it also portrays such cool elements of house music and EDM which layers on a sort of unique and almost dream-esque approach.
Everything about this track is drifting and floating around you. You find yourself just sort of swimming through the music surrounding you and it feels great to do just that.
This is a thinking song for sure. It has drive, but it also sends you off into your thoughts and the way it allows you to let yourself fall into a trance is outstanding.
The sense, keys, and beats used in this track all have a way of complimenting each other while still somewhat bouncing off of each other at the same time.
This feels like a track that has some attention to detail and it's absolutely refreshing to hear something that blends the kind of groove that it does with the soundscape that it portrays.
Most certainly the kind of track you can hear in the scene of a film or even a TV show as there is some theatrical element that lays just beneath the surface and peeks out now and then.
It's really fun to get lost in flux with this release and it's got this amazingly calming effect especially when listened to with headphones.
But most of all it has this fantasy about it. It paints a vivid picture with its arrangement and instrumentation and does it all even without words.
A wonderfully experimental and engulfing single, "Caramel Dream" has a way of soaking in and floating around in your head even hours after it's ended.
With the release of such a fantastic track, we wanted to touch base with Wood Drift to find out what the song was actually about to them and what might be next as well.
Here's what went down.
RAG: Let's kick things off with the "Caramel Dream". This track has a vast and edgy feel! Where did this song come from?
Thank you. It’s our first foray into self-releasing so it’s been very heartwarming to see the positive feedback with it so far.
The song was quickly conceived during a very rich creative period during the first half of lockdown. I don’t know if there will ever be a time like that again for music producers to be as creative as I’m sure so many of us were during that time.
RAG: What inspires you to write a song?
From the top? Simply everything, which then starts filtering that down to different sources such as what we see, what we feel, what someone says, current mood, life experiences, dreams and and so forth. With the Wood Drift project this is narrowed down even more to our shared experiences and interests. And this stems from ultimately a deep respect and appreciation for each other’s tastes and perspectives.
RAG: This track has some great styles! Can you give us some of your top musical influences?
Thank you. For sure the beats to Caramel Dream have taken influence from some great forward thinking artists out there such as Four Tet where they have this sensibility to their rhythms that never loses momentum. But then with the harmonies, this would be drawing from some of the great works from acts such as M83 and Royskopp and AIR
RAG: What are you doing when you're NOT working on music?
Wishing we were making more music :)
RAG: Who's in your headphones right now?
Sunjunkie - Two Decades A great listen all the way through.
RAG: Are you doing any live performances right now?
The catalogue of music is still building. Wood Drift have never performed as a live act. But if the public demand then who are we to not grant their wish. :)
RAG: This record feels like a big undertaking, is there any advice you'd give to other up and coming artists out there?
Quite simply don’t be a dick even if others maybe to you. The right things find a way to come to you at the right time. Keep your moral pillar tall and high.
RAG: What can your fans expect from you in the near future?
We’re at a place now confident to start sharing more of the body of work that has amassed in the last 5 years of nursing this Sound project. The album tracks are building up and that is ultimately where we want to reach as a duo.
RAG: Before we go, what would you like to say to fans of the music?
It still humbles and surprises us knowing that there are people out there across the world who have had a chance to listen, support and buy our music. And for that we have the deepest thanks and gratitude, and it really is an added motivator so please keep it coming. We feel the best is yet to come :)