Etherwood’s Blue Leaves Is Here And It’s Incredible
Posted by Adam on 8th September 2015
I’ve been banging on about Etherwood’s 2nd album, Blue Leaves, for quiet a while now. In fact the 1st single You’ll Always Be A Part Of Me came out back in March and since that point I’ve been waiting for this album like a 5 year old waits for Christmas day.
Let’s remind ourselves of that memorising 1st single; a tune that I think is beautiful beyond words.
You’ll Always Be A Part Of Me felt a million miles away from anything we’d heard on Woody’s first album but because of those distinctive vocals and the ability to communicate emotions in a way that I haven’t come across before this was obviously an Etherwood track and that time between albums was spent perfecting and maturing his sound.
Revive Featuring Logistics (Buy on iTunes)
The first Etherwood album was a game changer and, almost immediately, he became the darling of not only Med School but of Drum & Bass as a whole. He, and his music, represents an enormous number of Drum & Bass heads who were getting bored with the same old sounds coming out of most labels and his unique style of beautiful, soulful, melodic & emotionally powerful music is what people were craving.
Cast Away (Buy on iTunes)
OK, on to the actual album itself then…
Personally, and much like a hell of a lot of other people, I absolutely adored the first album. There’s hardly a day that goes by where I don’t listen to at least one track from it so I was apprehensive as to whether the difficult 2nd album could measure up.
I’ve been lucky enough to have Blue Leaves for a couple of weeks now and I can safely (and potentially controversially) say that it’s even better than its predecessor. It builds on the amazing foundation that has been laid down and takes it into another world. The production is absolutely spot on – the music feels fuller and a bit chunkier, Woody’s vocals seem even more on point than ever before and the whole thing seems incredibly personal – like the album is a journey and Etherwood is your guide.
There are parts of this album that give me goosebumps, there are parts of the album that put a lump in my throat and there are parts of this album that plain and simple put a whacking great grin on my face.
All of this album makes me happy.
In short, this album is something incredibly special and I want to give a big shout out to Woody and Med School on this one, you’ve smashed it.
Make sure you go and get yourself a copy now from the Hospital Shop. I promise you won’t regret it.