Anyone following the Baltimore music scene is no doubt familiar with the work of Micah E. Wood. He has shot portraits of some of the most prominent acts in town, including Dan Deacon, Abdu Ali, and TT The Artist, just to name a few, that have been used in music publications just about everywhere. Some of his portraits were compiled in the book "Features," which City Paper named as the Best Photo Book last year.
Wood also makes music that was once described in this space as "bleak electro-pop." 'Without You,' the lead single off Wood's new self-released album, "See Me," due out Sept. 22, is a bit more self-assured, a post-breakup anthem about being better off away from a toxic relationship. And the song's chorus has a big energy rise aided by the "Without You Choir," featuring Dyyo Faccina, Gusher, :3lON, Alienood 420, and Christopher J. Chester.
With the synths, drum machine beats, and the deep tone of Wood's voice, the song sounds a bit like early Magnetic Fields mixed with a bit of an R&B groove. Listen below.
"See Me" also features appearances from Baltimore artists Joy Postell, 83 Cutlass, Eyas, Al Rogers Jr., and JPEGMAFIA. Wood will be playing a release show at the Crown on Sept. 22, part of his SAD series.