I See You and You See Me
A digital Latin-influenced percussion track sets the stage in "With Words," before it is joined by a steel-string guitar and the effected psychedelic vocals of San Mateo, CA-based Matt Woolery. The track feels just a little retro (in that groovy way), while also having a cool contemporary flavor. Throughout the song, the looping percussion dominates the song (actually, is it Latin, or does it evoke an Indian tabla more?) which is a creative touch. If Woolery wanted to turn this sample down a hair, and turn up the vocals, it would probably be OK, but its of course up to him. The song's lyrics are a dreamy river of psychedelia, in a sort of evocation of the Guru/acid days of the Beatles.
"With Words" would be an excellent theme song for Smoking Opium
I would add "With Words" to a playlist called The Weirdening