Melbourne’s own Woodes, the moniker for Elle Graham, is fresh off of an Australian tour supporting Ngaiire.
I had the opportunity to see her perform live during the ‘Inside Blastoma’ tour and while on stage she spoke about how her father was a park ranger and whilst growing up her family would often spend time outdoors in the parks.
This is an aspect that definitely comes through in her lyrics and music videos and ‘Rise’ is no different. The video was shot on location in the Blue Mountains (NSW) and sees Woodes including natural elements such as water, earth, and fire. The song tells a story with a beginning, middle and end about a woman who rises from the water.
‘Rise’ is the first of six tracks from her debut, self-titled EP and especially highlights Woodes‘ light and ethereal vocals as they float over a mellow and mesmerising beat. Add backing vocals coming from some popular names such as Alex Lahey, LANKS, and Golden Vessel, plus Woodes‘ strong songwriting abilities and you’ve got another hit. From start to finish, ‘Rise’ truly is a beautifully crafted song with a visually lush video to go along.
Check it out above!