By: Brandon Henry
Woodblind’s 7” record with “Big Voice” and “Working Man” is a unique blend of folk and ska that is nothing but fun. There’s an ease to listening to these songs like a summer afternoon spent skipping stones on the water.
The infectious whistling hook for “Big Voice” adds to the sunshiny disposition of the song. The simplicity and energy that percolates throughout, is empowering as the lyrics that celebrate the small voice in us all and that it’s way more powerful than we may give ourselves credit for. Even without seeing the clever video for “Big Voice” the song has an appeal to it that resonates like a children’s song, but easily jumps into the adult world.
The ‘B’ side to this single is “Working Man” which is a laid-back ska folk ode to working the day away. From sucking any drop of enjoyment out of your work no matter what it is. Even when your working days serve the same dish everyday, to find a reason or a moment that gets you through the grind. Whether that’s listening to the jukebox after a long day or hearing your kids sing at the end of the day, it’s the simple joys that make the biggest difference. The sing along chorus sounds like what you’d hear someone singing to themselves on their way home from a long day at work.
Woodblind’s laid back, “take the days as they come” songs pack a lot of punch in two songs that remind us to focus on the truly important things in life.