Jen Wood is the oft-forgotten contributor to the fantastic album Give Up by The Postal Service. Wood contributes the female half of “Nothing Better” and backing vocals for “Such Great Heights,” which remain my two favorite tracks on that album eight years later. Wood was once one half of Tattle Tale, a duo that existed for a short while in the 90’s. She hasn’t been heard from on the solo front lately — her last release was an EP in 2003, and her last full-length record came out in 2002 — but she has appeared on releases by Jeremy Enigk, Black Heart Procession, Rosie Thomas and Joan of Arc.
Well, Wood is back with a brand new solo LP, entitled Finds You In Love. There’s something about her soft and steady vocals that reminds me of Amy Millan’s work with Stars. This song, like much of Finds You In Love is about finding some kind of inner peace, about climbing out of a downward spiral and trusting others to help in that process. She’s accompanied by a gifted backing band as well.
Check out the first single from Wood in almost 8 years below.
“Pills” By Jen Wood (From Finds You In Love, out September 14 on New Granada)