"Love Comes In Waves" is the first taster of Bell's debut solo LP, and arrives with a trippy visual directed by Chris Tomsett of Innerstrings.

The new single released today (11 August) also coincides with Bell's 50th birthday.

Bell created The View From Halfway Down over the space of four years, and finished it during the coronavirus lockdown period. The LP is engineered by Gem Archer and mastered by Heba Kadry.

The musician says of his solo album, "I’ve always wanted to make a solo album, I’ve always said I would do it, although I never imagined it happening like, or sounding like, this one does. I’d been sitting on this pile of almost finished tracks, along with all the other hundreds of ideas that had fallen by the wayside since I’ve been making music. Lockdown gave me the opportunity to find a way to present it to the world."

He adds, "The album is not about songwriting. There aren’t many verses or choruses, because this album is about sounds, a listening experience."

Tracklist:

  1. Love Comes In Waves
  2. Indica
  3. Ghost Tones
  4. Skywalker
  5. Aubrey Drylands Gladwell
  6. Cherry Cola
  7. I Was Alone
  8. Heat Haze On Weyland Road
"Love Comes In Waves" is out now. Andy Bell's The View From Halfway Down solo album will arrive 9 October via Sonic Cathedral, and is available to pre-order now.