Bill Ryder-Jones will release new album ‘Lechyd Da’ on January 12th.
The songwriter has completed work on his new studio album, his first since 2018’s ‘Yawn’. Bill is on ebullient form, too – in a note, he says simply “I love this album…”
Working from his Yawn Studios in West Kirby, the title is a Welsh toast, while the artwork features the Scottish coastal village of Crail.
“It’s my most produced record,” he says. “It’s basically me carrying on with myself again, but this time around I’m a bit more competent as a producer.”
New single ‘This Can’t Go On’ embodies this – a work of maturity, it’s also incredibly fresh, with strings lifted from a 1978 Flashlight song.
The video was shot in Crail, director James Slater capturing the wistful quality of Ryder-Jones’ work.
Tune in now.
1. I Know That It’s Like This (Baby)
2. A Bad Wind Blow In My Heart pt. 3
3. If Tomorrow Starts Without Me
4. We Don’t Need Them
5. I Hold Something In My Hand
6. This Can’t Go On
7. …And The Sea…
8. Nothing To Be Done
9. It’s Today Again
11. How Beautiful I Am
12. Thankfully For Anthony
13. Nos Da
Photo Credit: Marieke Macklon