"Body Rhyme was one of the first songs I wrote after my first record. It has a quality that speaks to me of the feeling of throwing yourself into a new batch of songs — an excitement that comes with the chance to renew your aesthetic and vision. I feel the video shares this too. It sits in a place that feels more aligned to what I love in music. There’s a chaotic element to it, a vulnerability, and because we’re using simple concepts it all sits so nicely together."
We had ten minutes of 16mm film, a curtain, a spotlight, and my body. I felt some pressure coming into set, but quickly resigned my discomfort after a good amount of gyrating. It became a fun game trying to find my most grotesque and ambiguous angles.
Martin and I have known each other for a long time now. They’ve been involved in every video so far. With this one I feel like we nailed on the head what we’ve both been looking for when collaborating on these videos. A pleasing blend of the visceral and the surreal. I’m again incredibly thankful for them making it possible to realise all these bizarre visions!"
BEN WOODS AOTEAROA TOUR:
Friday 26th February - Oamaru - Grainstore Gallery
Saturday 27th February - Dunedin - Dog With Two Tails
Friday 5th March - Blenheim - The Plant
Saturday 6th March - Wellington - Newtown Sports Bar
Sunday 7th March - Wellington - Newtown Festival
Friday 12th March - Auckland - Whammy Bar
Saturday 13th March - Leigh - Leigh Sawmill
Friday 19th March - Lyttelton - Loons