Currently on the last leg of a nationwide tour drumming for JP Saxe, Adam Hanson is dropping singles for his own indie alt-pop band, Northwoods, from the tour bus. On November 12, he’ll release “Drop Offs”, a grounded, emotional balance to last year’s lighter, synth-ier “Take Me Back” and “New Dream”. An acoustic version of “Drop-Offs” and a music video are soon to follow, all leading up to the debut studio album This Never Happened, due out next spring. Fans of dance-rock acts like Nightly, LANY, or The 1975 should take note (but expect more electric guitar).
Hanson says, “Northwoods is for the wandering, nostalgic and hopeful. ‘Drop Offs’ explores the emotional complications of making decisions that force you to leave moments you want to stay in.” Like any touring artist, Hanson knows how difficult it can be to build and maintain strong relationships while on the road. Though touring with someone like JP Saxe can be professionally and artistically exciting, it can come with a high personal cost.
Prior to forming Northwoods, Hanson trained in the business side of music at Berklee College and worked with countless other artists as a professional drummer, guitarist, producer, and songwriter. He now calls LA home, where he performs as Northwoods with a full, live band and regularly collaborates with Hamilton actor/musician Anthony Ramos. This Never Happened is the culmination of life born in the 80’s, growing up in the 90’s; a story backed by a Stratocaster and a bunch of synths. This is Northwoods.