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Fred Woods is a singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from Montreal, QC. In 2013, he released his first album “Documenta“, mixed by Radwan Ghazi Moumneh at Montreal’s Hotel 2 Tango. He has shared the stage with Andy Shauf, Sophie Jamieson, Jesse Mac Cormack and Emilie & Ogden.
With improvisation as his driving force, Fred continues to forge his musical identity and has now completed his second album, a self-produced folk-rock-experimental offering. The track “Nightingale” introduces us to this new work, entitled The Kindness, which is set for an autumn 2017 release. Drawing inspiration from jazz, this first track unfolds with a stormy, propulsive and repetitive sound. Fred’s vocals interact with Olivier Fairfield’s drums (Timber Timbre, Last Ex) locked in a tense and tender duel, ready to crack at any moment.
“Nightingale” is put to film by Charles-André Coderre (Jerusalem in My Heart, Suuns), in an organic and almost surrealist manner, on 16mm film, in a lush and strange environment. Nature is provoked, restrained and defined while retaining its inherent mystery. A vine of contemplative reverie, trapped in its own habitat.