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TRACK-BY-TRACK: WOODES TAKES US THROUGH THE VISUAL SIDE OF 'KINGDOM COME'

Kingdom Come is out now!

Image: Mads Colvin.


Naarm/Melbourne-based artist Woodes has treated us with her new EP, Kingdom Come. Accompanied by a video series that brings each track to life, the singer has shared with MILKY the importance of location within each visual in a track-by-track format.


‘This is a very pure version of me. I was making music with my friend, and I was completely independent. I knew I had to stand behind it with a ‘ride or die’ energy. I moved interstate for a bit, and that was very special too in that time. It felt great when I came out on the other side of everything.’ Woodes shares.


She continues; “I love when I find music that inspires me or becomes my own soundtrack. I hope I can write songs to accompany your soundtrack in life. If the music becomes part of your memories, there would be nothing better.”




FOREVER AFTER

THE GRAMPIANS

For this hike we went up to the pinnacle and explored around the rock formations. There was just the three of us working on the video. We wanted to keep it light so we we could discover and be nimble on the trail. The concept was simple - being one with the environment and exploring a new part of Australia.



LIFETIME

WARBURTON

The concept of this film clip was simply to have a lovely summer day. I invited some friends out to the forest to have a picnic and swim in the rapids. We bought a boogie board and a lilo. I wanted to pull structure away from music videos and just freeze the frame on a time and place and the people in my life.



MAGIC

THE DANDENONGS

This film clip was on a hike to a waterfall. A lot of the vocal tracking meant that Nick had to hike the trail backwards with Mads helping guide his feet. I loved singing in the forest, in total stillness. I had to duck under ferns and catch myself before tripping over tree roots. When I was in lockdowns in Melbourne all I wanted was to get out of the city. These video clips gave me that opportunity to be free, and be Elle.



KINGDOM COME

THE GREAT OCEAN ROAD

I knew that the final video would be shot by the ocean, as my relationship ended by the ocean.


The vision was to build 200 sandcastles and then break them all down as I danced out the final chorus. Again, Nick was walking backwards a lot - and we were shooting this as a one shot music video.


The way I structured the video I made 5 different check points for singing verses at, so we had specific areas to build. I was joined by 10 friends, we spent the day at the beach building and building. We didn’t end up counting the castles, but I think we got close to 200…




Kingdom Come is out now!


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