Donovan Woods, "Truck Full of Money"
Exhaustion never sounded as thrilling as it does in Donovan Woods' "Truck Full of Money," from the newly released album Both Ways. Evoking the grandeur of Britpop and the quirky, literate folk of Sufjan Stevens in equal measure, "Truck Full of Money" is a view of a life spent on the road – boring stretches of nothing between gigs, and the inevitable disappointment felt by loved ones. "Maybe someday we'll be closer to what our fathers had / Plenty of love, never been in some truck full of money," sings Woods, but even he sounds uncertain. J.F.