"Glass Eyes" is the first new offering from JW Ridley since his 2017 self-titled EP, and first since signing to Handsome Dad Records.

On the new single, Ridley offers, "When I was a teenager I was put on a lot of medication. Things briefly got better and then quickly much worse…I found myself living in a very private world completely disconnected. "Glass eyes" is made up of words I had written years ago when it all started, and some I wrote more recently having finally been able come off it. It’s a song of two perspectives, a conversation/friction between two very different places."

Of the visuals, Ridley adds, "Growing up in a very suburban place it kind of felt like you’re waiting for your life to begin, you’re looking at the world from the outside, you live in a private fantasy world, I wanted the video to touch on that."

The new single is co-produced by Ridley and Ali Chant (Perfume Genius, PJ Harvey, Portishead).

"Glass Eyes" is out now via Handsome Dad. JW Ridley plays London's Sebright Arms tonight with Lala Lala. Find out more.