DANIEL WOOLHOUSE, who previously recorded under the alias Deptford Goth, returns in 2016 with a new, as-yet-untitled album, due for release later this year on 37 Adventures. The new record is a more fleshed-out, hook-laden and euphoric collection than 2014’s Songs and 2012’s Life After Defo, both of which were hugely acclaimed, while still retaining the irresistibly yearning, slow-burning and soulful intimacy that sets him apart.
“When I started the album, I realised I was approaching writing in a slightly different way, as if I was producing a group, or I was a band,” Woolhouse explains. “So I pictured people in their places, and what everyone needed to bring to the song, which opened me up to recording with a new energy and an extra sense of freedom. By embarking on something new, I decided to separate it from the Deptford Goth albums.”
The first taste of the album comes in the form of lead single ‘Map Of The Moon’ (stream/buy it here). Of the track Woolhouse says: “It felt like the right song to introduce people to the new record as it has some familiarity in relation to my previous releases, but I think also displays some different ambitions. It feels to me like a complete song and sound, one that was written earlier on in the process of making this album, which gave me the confidence to keep writing.”
Lyrically, Woolhouse remains an introspective soul whose struggle with self-confidence has mostly prevented him from playing live (such as after Songs was released). His fragile mindset threads all the way through the new record, and indeed the new single. “The song is a contemplation that meanders and repeats a little”, says Woolhouse. “There are interruptions and distractions. I wrote it from the position of trying to find a steady train of thought and to get out of a pattern of behavior and thinking that doesn’t do any good.”
More album news will be follow soon.