On August 6th, Austin singer/songwriter Jesse Woods dropped his debut LP Get Your Burdens Lifted. Creating an album this warm and honest, we were intrigued to speak with the mind behind this lovely folk record. Have a read of our chat below:
AMBY: Hello Jesse Woods, how are you doing and what have you been up to lately?
Jesse Woods: Hello. I’ve been busy working on demos for the next record and enjoying the Austin summer.
AMBY: You released your debut LP Get Your Burdens Lifted back in August. How’s it feel to have released it out into the world?
Jesse Woods: It always feels good to release music. Hopefully people like it.
AMBY: Which songs are your favourite off the album?
Jesse Woods: Danger in the Dancehall, Broken Bottle, and Walk Along.
AMBY: Walk Along Cattle Drives is a beautiful song. What was the inspiration behind it?
Jesse Woods: I wrote that song at about 5:30 in the morning. I’ve never done that before… I guess it’s about slowing down your life and taking time to actually live it.
AMBY: Your music very emotional. Which song do you feel the strongest connect with?
Jesse Woods: I don’t feel much connection to the songs. They’re usually written from some made up fools’ point of view.
AMBY: Which Jesse Woods’ lyric is your favourite?
Jesse Woods: “Love what you got before it ends”
AMBY: If you could create a law that everyone would have to follow, what would it be?
Jesse Woods: I’m no anarchist, but I’m not really into “laws.”
AMBY: Who have you been listening to over the summer?
Jesse Woods: Joe Meek, The Enlightening Beam of Axonda, Anything from Daniel Rossen
AMBY: What’s the best song of 2013?
Jesse Woods: No idea.
AMBY: And lastly, what’s something about Jesse Woods that nobody knows yet?
Jesse Woods: The NSA knows everything about everyone, so I don’t know if there’s anything left…
Thank you Jesse Woods, for giving us your answers!
Alicia Atout | @AliciaAtout