Great Woods is the band that lives inside of Eric Ryrie’s head. Ryrie lives in Brooklyn. His songs are built on strong melodies and intricate arrangements that are executed with a seasoned precision, honed by years of live performance and dedication to his craft. Strange Lives, due out June 23, is the first release from Great Woods. It was written, recorded, mixed and performed by Ryrie.
Today, Ghettoblaster has the pleasure of premiering the EP’s lead single, “Strange Times in the City.” This is what Ryrie had to say about it:
“I wrote this song not long after moving to Brooklyn from Boston, where I’m from. The words come from my feelings and discomfort with my new surroundings filtered through a partially fictional character and relationship. Sort of a reality once removed.”
(Visit Great Woods here: https://www.facebook.com/greatwoods/.)