Born in Cornwall and currently located in London, Matt Woods is an up-and-coming British singer/songwriter has started to receive a bit of attention from UK-based blogs for his soulful and seductive vocals. “In The Dark” Woods’ latest single is about “an intimate moment, when you really feel close to someone and about how just as soon as it happens, it has gone. It’s sort of pleading with that someone to not wake you up from this brief moment."
The sparsely arranged arrangement pairs Woods’ vocals, which in this song express an urgent, plaintive vulnerability and need, with swirling electronics, brief bursts of guitar and piano and drums. The track manages to balance an icily minimalism of an act like Beacon with old school soul in a way that manages to be both old school and yet completely contemporary.