DISCOGRAPHY AUTOPSY: GET A FEEL FOR TORONTO FROM ROY WOODS

DISCOGRAPHY AUTOPSY: GET A FEEL FOR TORONTO FROM ROY WOODS

by Marcus Mitropoulos
5 min
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Roy Woods was only 19 years old when he was first picked up by OVO Sound. The six god saw something in him, and so did we. 

The RnB phenom was born in 1996 in Brampton, a city known for its elite football prospect, horrendous traffic, and most importantly, diverse culture. Being just an hour outside of Toronto, Woods was given a rare opportunity that other Toronto-based artists would never experience. 

He was able to grow and flourish outside of the city while cherishing and fantasising about every single visit downtown.

His discography represents this as his unique sound, paired with traditional voices and melodies from some of Toronto’s best, has made him one of the most recognisable voices in music. Continue reading as we perform an autopsy on Roy Woods’ discography. 

THE CLASSICS 

Roy Woods has a few classics that truly put him on the map. The first of which is Drama which saw him collaborate with the man himself, Drake. Drama turned into a sad boy summer-type track which put everyone on the Gardiner at 3 am, probably crying about their latest failed relationship. It’s a super slow tune that puts emphasis on its lyrics. 

Get You Good is a bit of a more erotic track that gives you a boost in spirit and some pep in your step. The tune features some lyrics that are suitable for you and your significant other to explore one-on-one. If you’re single, well sh*t, this might become the hot boy winter song you need in your life. 

Juliet & Romeo makes a massive jump from the last two tunes. Pairing up with Martin Solveig, the man who gave us Intoxicated, Woods adds an upbeat, higher octave vocal accord that we haven’t heard in the other two tracks. It’s a summer slapper and a must-add to your happy vibes playlist. 

SLOW BURNERS

The slow burners section includes a few songs that are on the slower side, and embody Woods’ sound the best. Say Less is on the same wave as Get You Good, although far more PG. It’s got a bit of that same erotic vibe that people enjoy from RnB, without being as forward. Touch You is on that same vibe as well, although more upbeat.

Snow White is a terrific slow burner that portrays a particular hedonistic woman who is exciting the likes of Woods. It’s become a bit of an anthem among those searching for better within themselves. 

UPTEMPO

Bubbly was released in order to fill a void that Woods saw in his own discography. He had tracks to make you want to sleep with someone, without the sleeping, make you sit back and relax or cry a bit. Bubbly calls for a serotonin boost which is received very, very well.

Worth It is more upbeat than those in the slow burner category but doesn’t find itself as happy as Bubbly. Woods touches on the negative aspects of fame and attention, something that seemed to be bothering him at the moment. Gwan Big Up Yourself is a fine mix of the two of the above tracks, solidified as a bit of a bedroom bop. It’s lacking the cheery aspects of Bubbly but isn’t quite as seldom as Worth It.

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