Donovan Woods is set to release his new EP, Big Hurt Boy, on March 18 via his own End Times Music. The JUNO award-winning vocalist debuted a new single from the project, “I Won’t Mention It Again” available now.
Riffing on a lyric from a Martin Simpson song (“Never Any Good”), the six-song collection explores how our failures, and our fixations on them, shape and enlighten us. Woods released a first taste of Big Hurt Boy, the tearjerker “I Hope You Change Your Mind,” co-written with David Hodges this past fall.
“I write about them again and again, just hoping people will still be interested,” Woods notes of the project. “So the title is poking fun of myself, that I’m theoretically this big sad guy who keeps getting dumped and writing songs about it,” he notes.
The release wraps a transformative year for Woods, which began with the release of a deluxe edition of his acclaimed 2020 album, Without People, which included a duet with singer-songwriter Aoife O’Donovan on “Iowa,” and a foray into anthemic dance pop as the featured vocalist on Dabin & Nurko’s “When This Is Over.”
Woods will head out on tour across Canada in support of the new project, with U.S. dates to be announced in the coming weeks.
Big Hurt Boy Track List:
01. I Won’t Mention It Again
02. Leave When You Go [feat. Ralph]
03. I Hope You Change Your Mind
05. A Picture Of Us Smiling At A Party 5 Years Ago
06. No Time Soon
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