Bill Ryder-Jones left The Coral after their fifth studio album ‘Roots & Echoes’, on which his arrangements hinted at a deeper and spectacular compositional talent. Last year Ryder-Jones explored this side of his creative talent in full with the orchestral album ‘If…’ which was a grand ‘imaginary soundtrack’ to Italo Calvino’s post modernist novel If On A Winters Night A Traveller.
‘He Took You In His Arms’ is the first track to be shared from the forthcoming his new album A Bad Wind Blows In My Heart. It was shot across a number of locations important to the album’s conception – his teenage bedroom frozen in time at his Mother’s house still complete with 90’s Liverpool FC paraphernalia, the beach at the end of her road, the famous ferry across Liverpool’s Mersey River and the streets, houses and pubs that colour Ryder-Jones’ life each day.
The video was shot by rising star Alex Southam who has previously shot videos for Alt-J, The Walkmen & Lianne La Havas.
The album was recorded in Ryder-Jones’ old bedroom in the upstairs of his mother’s house in Liverpool. Two friends from local band By The Sea made up the backing band for the recordings, which were then produced and mixed together with James Ford (Artic Monkeys, The Last Shadow Puppets).
‘A Bad Wind Blows In My Heart’ will be released April 23rd 2013 on Domino Records.
1. Hanging Song
2. There’s A World Between Us
3. A Bad Wind
4. By Morning I
5. The Lemon Tree #3
6. Anthony & Owen
7. White Swans
8. Christina That’s The Saddest Thing
9. You’re Getting Like Your Sister
10. He Took You In His Arms
11. A Bad Wind Blows In My Heart Pt. 2