Ze blijven maar gaan, die gasten van Woods. Vandaag kondigt de Amerikaanse band album nummero tien aan. Niet gek, in krap 12 jaar tijd. Net als op hun vorige album -dat werd uitgeroepen tot Album van de Week - verweven ze hun mooie gitaarpop weer knap met Ethiopische invloeden, en ze voegden er nog een lange uitleg over hun album aan toe:
"We walked down streets and crammed onto trains, our faces masks of fear. Unsure how to react, we, collectively, did not react. We grieved for a country and an ideal we never thought would die. We grieved for a loss of certainty.
We argued about what we thought would happen. We preached understanding. We advocated for anger. Some people said that we’d at least get some incredible art, other people said that was a small view of a world we were quickly realizing we’d misunderstood. Everyone was right. Everyone was wrong. Art made in precarious times matters as much as we let it matter.
But what are we looking for from the art we enjoy? Escapism? A reckoning with harsh reality? A temporary shared hallucination? Music can heal because it presents the pain of being human as universal.
Love is Love was written and recorded in the two months immediately following the election, but it’s not a record borne entirely of angry, knee-jerk reaction to what America is becoming. Instead, it’s a meditation on love, and on what life means now."
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