"Let's just say there are varying degrees of what love is, and what you do with it," he says, rather diplomatically. It doesn't mean we're supposed to spend our life together." Fair enough.Moving on, I ask Wood about the trip to Ireland and how he knew that after six weeks it was time to come home."It's a return to the way I used to make music," he explains.
I didn’t want it to just be all your typical male singer-songwriters and I didn’t want it to be all folk. I also wanted someone who would be very much ready for the Fourth Stage. Landreth kicked off Wood’s handpicked crop of performers with a terrific concert at the Fourth Stage on Dec. He sees now that he threw himself into work to cope with his 2013 divorce from singer-songwriter Sarah Slean.
His career was by no means in tatters, but the pressure to make music with an audience in mind (rather than music for the sake of music) was weighing him down. "I didn't even know I was going to come back with a record," he says, sipping something warm at a coffee shop in Toronto's Liberty Village neighbourhood, where he lives.
"I needed to be alone, and I needed things to settle." It all sounds like a movie really – probably starring Hugh Grant, but let's cast Edward Burns instead, given the look of the man.
"It just seems to me that life moves too fast to even live it any more.
That things are just too tense to even exist – to even breathe a full breath." came about after Workman took off alone for Joshua Tree, Calif., a remote spot.
Well-bred, magazine-level good looks, Burns and Wood, with strong jaw lines, beard stubble and short hair.