WILL WOOD RELEASES THE LONG-AWAITED FULL-LENGTH ALBUM In case I make it,
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PENNSYLVANIA | July 29, 2022: Cult favorite artist Will Wood releases his most intricate and musically diverse album to date with In case I make it, to all streaming platforms on Friday, July 29th. On this 16-track, highly-orchestrated and ambitious self-produced album, the artist shows his skills as a composer; arranging for strings, horns, a full classical choir, and even the original human voice of TikTok’s pre-lawsuit text-to-speech feature, Bev Standing. With simultaneously dryly humorous and now infamously heartbreaking lyrics over Will’s trusty piano and now signature baritone ukulele, the ironically-titled “In case I make it,” (stylized with that punctuation) is the latest and some speculate final installment in Will Wood’s ever-changing and genre-bending discography.
Much of “In case I make it,” has roots in an indie-folk sound, which causes his chamber-pop arrangements, experimental production, and unconventional songwriting style to hit harder than ever before. These characteristic subversions of expectation surprised and delighted fans starting with the surprisingly moving single “Tomcat Disposables” and following with the folk-rooted experimental ballad “Cicada Days”, the bleakly humorous social media satire “You Liked This, (Okay, Computer)”, the tear-jerking pet eulogy “Euthanasia,” and the epic piece “White Noise”, all released with accompanying music videos.
Will explains it best:
““In case I make it,” is a reversal of my original, I think more fitting title, In Case I Die, which I think having mentioned previously has people thinking that this record is my “I feel better now” album. Which is sort of funny, really, because I’m diagnosed bipolar, and I just accidentally named a rather painful collection of songs while on an upswing. But it was too late, I’d already gotten funding for an album called In Case I Make It. So, I put the title in quotes, which I think is kind of funny in a weird, bleak sort of way. It fits with the darker parts and self-referential bits of the record, while also indulging in the more hopeful moments. It’s almost as if it says “imagine if there was hope? Ha-ha.”
Taking a step back, I think the album ultimately is about hope and hopelessness, real and imagined - poison traps and cheese on the moon. It’s about trying to survive yourself so you can better yourself. It’s kind of embarrassingly personal but obtusely self-referential and self-indulgent. It’s 73 minutes of a boring little nobody spilling his guts, and then looking at them and going “oh, gross, do you see that?” and trying to laugh at himself.
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ABOUT: Will Wood is an American singer-songwriter, known for his ever-changing style and difficult-to-decipher public persona. Wood has released numerous singles and three studio albums: Everything Is A Lot, in 2015; Self-Ish (stylized as SELF-iSH), in 2016, The Normal Album in 2020, and the forthcoming In Case I Make It to be released in the summer of 2022.
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July 28, 2022 8:00pm ET by Behind the Curtains Media