LISTEN: Duncan Wood Churns Clever Lo-Fi DIY Pop On “This Head Ain’t Big Enough for the Two of Us”

In “This Head Ain’t Big Enough for the Two of Us”, the KY-born multi-instrumentalist Duncan Wood manages to squeeze the listener in for a brief but exciting tour of what seems to be an already crowded scene in the artist’s mind. Coming from a supportive and musical family, Duncan engineers (except for mastering which was done by Zach Moses) and plays everything on the track with help from Nicholas Reece who laid down drums on the demo and Chancellor Gallenstein on the bass vocals. Layers are slowly piled on after the sparse intro, creating tension as the song builds into a musical reflection of the push and pull happening in the songwriter’s mind and perhaps the title is indeed a nod to pop adventurers Sparks?

“This song started as a minimal solo guitar piece titled “Country Western”, inspired by the great Spaghetti Western scores of Ennio Morricone. The bombastic horn breakdowns contrast with the quietly contemplative verses to suggest a discordant inner state, ready for the narrator’s head to burst open from overfilling,” says Wood.

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