The endlessly creative and thought-provoking Will Wood continues to be creative and thought-provoking on ‘White Noise’.
Will Wood is someone who is currently riding a wave of rapturous acclaim, both through his unique and often thought-provoking writing style, and the wide range of sounds that he creates, ranging from the affable and charming to the more harrowing and terrifying (‘You Liked This (Okay, Computer)’, we’re looking at you).
The latest track and video from the artist and alternative comedian is the gorgeous ‘White Noise’, a track that, in typical, unpredictable Will Wood fashion, somehow develops from a humble ukulele ballad to an epic call and response with the artist and an 18-person Bulgarian choir that he conducted via zoom. As always with the artist, if you expect the unexpected and approach it with an open mind, there is so much to love, and ever more to unpack and dissect. The artist’s meticulous approach to his sounds and his messages, and the ambitious scope of his ideas makes for releases that are always awe-inspiring, feel more like fully realised works of art rather than songs and videos.
“I guess “White Noise” is about meaning.” Will says of the track. “Finding it in an inherently meaningless existence. Or in the most meaningless parts of a meaningful one, depending on your preferred level of nihilism. Or about how the meaning of a thing is not the thing itself, but some essence that follows its existence.
“No event, experience, object, gesture, has meaning unless you find meaning in it; it’s all just white noise, and the beauty of the world is in the silence beneath it.”
“Maybe pointlessness is important. I don’t know, but this song felt really important to me, maybe just because of where I was at in my life when I wrote it, and how it shows how much I’ve changed over the past couple of years alone.”