“Deep Flooding Waters” is the latest song from Victoria, British Columbia-based group The Deep Dark Woods. The band, fronted by singer Ryan Boldt, is set to release their sixth album, “Yarrow,” later this month.
“Deep Flooding Waters” was inspired by a devastating flooding event that took place in Canada in the summer of 2013. On tour at the time, the group found themselves trapped in Canmore, Alberta, as record rainfall caused the Bow River to spill over its banks. Holed up in a single hotel room with another unfortunate band, they watched helplessly as the waters rose and then receded around them. At one point, the band actually had to climb through a window to avoid the flood waters that had inundated the lower level of the building. That harrowing experience is documented in the gorgeously textured folk song, which features a duet with Kacy Lee Anderson.