Australian singer-songwriter/producer Elle Graham dazzles and entrances listeners under the moniker Woodes. The 24-year old musician has only two major singles under her belt currently, but that has no effect on her commanding musical presence. In similar slow-burning fashion to Danish singer MØ and California songstress Lana Del Rey, Woodes lets her glossy, sultry vocals entrance and soothe, moving across fine-tuned, minimalist production.
Her latest single “The Thaw”, which has received stamps of approval from the likes of Rolling Stone, Pigeons & Planes, and Indie Shuffle, is now followed up with the accompanying music video. The gentle indie pop song becomes drenched in black and white in the new video, as Woodes delicately moves through a forest, showing the natural beauty of the woods. Combining aesthetics with acoustics, “The Thaw” is a striped down song that appeals to the eyes and ears. Shooting on location in Lake Mountain, Australia, Graham shares:
“I wanted to shoot on location where it was possible. Shooting on location provides an array of new variables to work with, the main one being the weather, which we had to closely monitor in order to shoot up so high with drones. My favourite part is the final shot. It looks like a movie, a game or a painting but it is entirely natural and unedited. It gives a full scope of the beauty of those mountains, all built in layers on the horizon, covered in mist.”
Head to her website for more music and information on upcoming releases.