The San Francisco-based jazz/pop musician, singer-songwriter, and composer Stephanie Woodford sends us "Deeper" into the warmth and delicacy of her latest passionate single.
A graduate of both the San Francisco Conservatory of Music Preparatory Division and also St. Ignatius College Preparatory High School, Stephanie Woodford also received a degree in music from City College of San Francisco. More recently, Stephanie Woodford was selected by the UCSF Black Caucus to deliver her sweet tunes for the annual Black Caucus Gala at the Grand Hyatt in San Francisco.
Recently releasing her sweet-sounding single, "Deeper," Stephanie Woodford wears her heart on her sleeve while swooning any listener in the making. Overtop of the utmost lush and organic r&b instrumentation, Stephanie Woodford induces an incredible groove within any listener who lands upon her savory music.
Jumping into "Deeper," the song gently opens with a plucky array of piano melodies alongside fluid acoustic guitar that strums its way to our hearts. As the bright and passionate hip-hop drums make their appearance with crisp claps and hi-hats, Stephanie Woodford begins to serenade us with her renowned and acclaimed stylings that truly move musical mountains.
As we continue listening to Stephanie Woodford's impressive stylings, she offers a sweet bounty of passion for any listener to bask in, especially as she sings her heart out regarding the love she holds for someone special. Also jumping into a heated rap, Stephanie Woodford truly showcases her immense versatility and artistic power within this track.
Don't miss out on the profound listening experience of Stephanie Woodford's single, "Deeper," now available on all digital streaming platforms.
A warm welcome to BuzzMusic Stephanie Woodford. You've honesty left us swooned by your tender and bright vocal stylings within your recent single, "Deeper." What inspired you to create such a warm and moving love song like this?
Honestly, I was inspired by my current relationship. The first time I fell in love. The good time that love can bring when you are in love with someone and they are in love with you. Also, some of my friends are in good relationships and I was inspired by that to write a song that says- I will be there for you no matter what and I know you would do the same.
When creating the instrumentation and sonics for "Deeper," did you team up with any producers? How did you craft the sonics to compliment the song's tender lyrical theme?
When I did the music for Deeper, at first it sounded very different. I played with the piano part until it sounded like Deeper sounds now. Then I added drums. My boyfriend Noah helped me to mix and master the vocals and the sound of the music overall. So you could say I teamed up with him to make this song happen! We were both so happy with the result.
Regarding your personal songwriting process for "Deeper," was it easy for you to write such passionate lyrics and paint such descriptive and romantic scenes?
With Deeper, it was not the easiest song to write. Especially because the pandemic happened. But as time went on I thought about how throughout the pandemic, even though it was hard to be with each other, we were still there for each other. That is what I focused on when I wrote the song and that made it easier to come up with the lyrics. Fun fact- I actually finished writing the last little part of Deeper the day of recording it.
How do songs like "Deeper" help new listeners get to know you better? Are passionate ballads like this a usual occurrence for you?
I think Deeper helps people to understand that I write about my experiences in my life. I don’t write songs like other well know artists do. I am developing my own style and I think folks can hear it in Deeper and my other songs. People can understand that in my songs like Deeper I like to have a message. The message in Deeper is- through the thick and thin and the pouring rain- we will be there for each other. I think that’s what people can learn about me from Deeper and my other songs.
What's next for you?
I have a new single coming out on August 1st. It’s called Dirty In Love. I am excited for people to hear it. I also perform live and I have a few gigs coming up that I look forward to!