Driftwood is wood that has been washed
onto a shore by the action of wind, tides or waves.
It's a form of marine debris or tide wrack.
Driftwood floats on a river.
Sometimes the river is calm and quiet.
Sometimes it is wild, turbulent and unpredictable.
A river can be wide, if so, one is not able to see the other shore.
But a river can be narrow and claustrophobic as well.
Driftwood can get stuck between big rocks hidden in the river flow.
It may have scars of past collisions.
A metaphor for our own path of life and our music more specific.
23 September 2022
NEW SINGLE - Land Of Riots
Land Of Riots touches on the endless and sometimes hopeless conflict that can arise between people or societies having expectations towards each other which are never resolved. Each fights from its own perspective. Sometimes hopeful and constructive, sometimes overpowered by despair and fury. Striving for equal rights, everyone loses themselves until nothing is left. Only where silence meets tranquility can a new chapter begin. Destruction and creation often go hand in hand against our own will.
16 April 2021
NEW SINGLE - Counterattack
With this specific, rhythmic, jazzy and exuberant song DRIFTWOOD literally and figuratively places an attack against all the fear-mongering we have been dealing with in recent months. Together with the help of a world-class man, Joey Waronker, on drums, percussion and behind the buttons from Los Angeles they want us to sweep everything off the table, dance and to get on with life. Joey Waronker worked together with beautiful people such as Thom Yorke, Beck, Nigel Godrich, Yeasayer, Other Lives and many more. Together with visual artist Isabel van Hecke who created the artwork for this song, DRIFTWOOD launches a real counterattack.
12 november 2021
NEW SINGLE - Seeds of Foreign Grass
A song that addresses the difficulty of finding your individuality in a world full of stimuli that constantly demand your attention. You are constantly being pulled away from yourself, by others, by ideas, by examples. These 'seeds', which are actually foreign to us, can grow into mastodons and take us further away from who we essentially are. We are all tempted to adapt. Often without us even realizing it. And yet, it is difficult for a stranger to settle in. Searching for your own path through the maze of strange crops, daring to fully go through with it in order to bump into like-minded people, that is in short what this song is about.
D R I F T W O O D is the music project built around founder and driving force Sam De Bock. Together with Patricia Vanneste (Sohnarr, Hydrogen Sea, ex-Balthazar) and Sam Pieter Janssens (And Then Came Fall, Clairval), they create a unique and idiosyncratic sound that seeks common ground with Massive Attack, Tricky, Lamb and Tom Waits.
The trio released their debut album in 2020: Only Fighters Left Behind. A jet-black investigation into the consequences of loss, fear, shortcoming and own horror. Together with drummer, producer Joey Waronker (Beck, R.E.M, Atoms For Peace) and bass player Tim Lefebvre (David Bowie, Sting, Elvis Costello), they are currently working on a second album which will be released in 2023. On stage, DRIFTWOOD forms a five piece band together with bass player Sander Verstraete (Warhaus, Faces on TV) and Steven Van Gelder (Geike, Hydrogen Sea)