The Wood Brothers, ‘Strange as It Seems’ Music Video [Exclusive Premiere]
Nashville-based trio the Wood Brothers are sharing the music video for their new song "Strange as It Seems" exclusively for readers of The Boot. Press play above to watch.
Eerie, sepia-toned puppets are the stand-ins for the song's characters in the Wood Brothers' "Strange as It Seems" video. Behind the scenes, they're controlled by Nashville artist James A. Willis.
"Conceptually, I almost think of it like a Tim Burton movie, where you go to sleep, and you go into this dream world, to meet your lover, but you do so with purpose," Oliver Wood tells The Boot of his band's new video. "You get dressed up, you bring your wallet, you’re going on a date. The idea being, that you rendezvous in the dream. But there’s many ways to interpret why the characters are living this scenario out in their dreams."
Comprised of real-life brothers Oliver Wood and Chris Wood, as well as Jano Rix, the Wood Brothers have shared the stage with acts including Bruce Hornsby and the Tedeschi Trucks Band. "Strange as It Seems" appears on the trio's sixth album, titled One Drop of Truth, which was released in February. On the record, Chris Wood says, the band was able to freely explore its sound thanks to a "no-pressure" approach to recording.
"That really freed us up," Wood explains. "We just did one or two songs a day, put it aside, let the songs simmer, and then we’d have a fresh perspective on what was working or not working. You need time to go by to gain objectivity.”
Fans can catch the Wood Brothers out on the road this summer; they've got stops planned at the Newport Folk Festival and throughout Europe starting in September. Visit TheWoodBros.com for more details.