The Wood Brothers are looking for a different kind of compensation on their new single, “Line Those Pockets”. The track arrives as the second from the trio’s upcoming album Heart Is The Hero, out on April 14th via Honey Jar/Thirty Tigers.
“Line Those Pockets” arrives as a jaunty sermon from singer Oliver Wood, though the track was a truly communal effort and written alongside his brother Chris Wood and honorary sibling Jano Rix. The song underscores the human need for compassion, a necessity for survival alongside food and shelter. Looking through lenses from all walks of life, Oliver beckons those concerned, “So put your money away / Line those pockets with grace.”
“Like other songs on Heart Is The Hero, this one alludes to our common struggles and the hope that comes from connection and self-awareness,” Chris Wood said. “Nobody escapes the human condition, but the greatest relief might come in the form of helping others who are burdened rather than ourselves. We had these lyrics around for awhile without a musical home, but then Jano presented an idea that created the right tone and brought the song to life.”
The Wood Brothers recorded “Line Those Pockets” on analog 16-track tape, as they did the rest of Heart Is The Hero. The album’s ten raw, acoustic-driven tracks highlight the chemistry the trio has achieved through playing together for nearly 20 years, in addition to Oliver and Chris’ fraternal bond.
Check out The Wood Brothers’ new single “Line Those Pockets” from Heart Is The Hero, available here for pre-order. The group is currently in the midst of a gap in touring, set to resume on April 11th in Scottsdale, AZ and run through summer. For tickets and a full list of Wood Brothers tour dates visit their website.
The Wood Brothers – “Line Those Pockets” (Lyric Video)