Beth Wood presents a first listen to her latest album, The Long Road, exclusively with C&I.
The lessons of life make for poignant songwriting, and Beth Wood does an especially good job of it on her new record, The Long Road.
Her Kickstarter-funded 11th album is marked by heartfelt storytelling and revelation.
“Writing is about trying to make sense of being human in the world, and also about taking note of life’s wonder, joy, injustice, complexity,” says Wood, who grew up in Lubbock, Texas, and now lives in Portland, Oregon.
With topics ranging from love and longing to loss and wanderlust, Wood uses her philosophical outlook to spin and inspired and free-spirited compendium.
“I think that part of the magic of sharing the things we create — whether it’s based on anger, grief, or sorrow — [is] this hope that it will resonate with everyone else, and they’ll feel less alone in their experience,” Wood says.
Album highlights include the moody opener, “Where I Go”; the title track, “The Long Road”; and the introspective “Heaven Only Knows.”
“Making this album was the fulfillment of a dream from start to finish,” Wood says. “To be able to record at a beautiful studio in my hometown with the people I most wanted to work with; to record live and capture the magic we did in two days and then build upon it; to co-create a vision with my producer, Tyler Fortier, and then make it come true — all of these things felt like not just the culmination of 20 years of work, but a reward for it.”
Get an exclusive first listen to Wood’s The Long Road, below.
For more information on Beth Wood and her new album, visit her website.