There’s a pensive mood to this new song from Sweden’s Woods End, with a ratcheting up of the anxious tension as the song progresses with the death-watch beetle knock of the percussion. As you’d expect by now from the Umeå based Swedish melancholic folk-rock band there’s a twilight gloom delivered with layers of harmonised vocals.
‘Rowan Road‘ focuses on how a relationship can also be a source of isolation. Just like a house a left unattended will fade away with time, leaving only small traces of what once was. All the imagery invokes this slow decay: “the wind of death entire” blows through the abandoned chambers where “the food’s still on the table / so rotten in every room” and “love is made a liar within you.”
Rowan Road is the title track of Woods End’s new EP, which gathers together three recent singles and adds two new songs to them.
Woods End are working on their third full album, looking to release it in early 2021.