London-based JW Ridley reflects on two contrasting periods of his life on new offering "Glass Eyes".
"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).