Watch Donovan Woods’ video for “Next Year”

The country singer opts for a simple and direct approach.

Donovan Woods has just shared the video for his latest single “Next Year,” taken from his recent album, Both Ways.

Instead of going for a flashy production, the Canadian singer-songwriter opted to present a straightforward visual to match the track’s heartfelt lyrics. The no-frills, four-minute-long clip features Woods looking directly in the camera as he serenades the viewers with his silky vocals.

“The idea for this video felt right. We felt like it should be a plain performance of the song, so we can focus on the story,” Woods said. “We all feel that nagging guilt about putting things off. And we all know life is short. ‘Next Year’ is an acknowledgment that the gap we feel between our intention and our action, that nagging feeling, is just part of being human. We all feel that way. There’s no call to action here—just reassurance that we all can’t quite find the time, but we do our best when we can.”

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