Jesse Woods: Lazerburn

From The Flaming Lips' "Turning Violent" to Jesse Woods' "Lazerburn," our look at music this week

Former Texas A&M wide-receiver Jesse Woods didn’t take a traditional path to musical success. When a series of injuries rendered him unable to continue playing football, he turned from singing satirical songs in the locker to reduce the pre-game stress to building tension off the field through his moody blues. His poetically haunting vocals have graced several cover songs and original EPs, but his forthcoming album, Get Your Burdens Lifted, showcases a fully developed artist whose lyrics are as laudable as his distinctively unhurried sound. His nine-track journey takes listeners along on cattle drives, to a dangerous dancehall and, in “Lazerburn,” to a Sunday morning on Venice Beach.