Ride's Andy Bell has released new track "I Was Alone" as a second preview of his upcoming debut solo album The View From Halfway Down.
The meditative new song follows on from last month's lead single "Love Comes In Waves".
Bell describes the track as "A Spacemen 3-influenced song about dealing mentally with solitude."
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."