Forest Boats is the first single released by Wing Walker Orchestra composed by founder Drew Williams. Around this time, he was watching a lot of films by Michel Gondry and wanted to capture the feeling of the music in these films - mostly composed by Jon Brion. His movies and the music for them are melancholy, folksy, and quirky.
Forest Boats is very simple and almost naive in a way - like children’s music. Even though it isn’t composed for a film, he tried to arrange the piece so it feels cinematic. Familiar characters and themes keep returning but each time they’ve evolved.