“I Hold Something In My Hand” By Bill Ryder-Jones

"I Hold Something In My Hand" By Bill Ryder-Jones is Northern Transmissions Song of the Day, the track is off the UK artist's album Iechyd Da
Bill Ryder-Jones Photo credit: Marieke Macklon

Ahead of the release of his new album Iechyd Da, which drops on January 20th via Domino Records (Arctic Monkeys), Bill Ryder-Jones has shared album track “I Hold Something In My Hand.”

Iechyd Da is a record that is rooted in love, loss, pain, heartache and often a deep darkness, but also one that frequently ends up in places of profound beauty, hope and joy. “I love this album,” says Bill. Recorded at his Yawn studios in West Kirby, Ryder-Jones took a deeply wide-screen approach to making the album – one that has Mick Head reading Ulysses over an instrumental one moment (“…And the Sea…”) to sampling the Brazilian singer Gal Costa (“I Know That It’s Like This (Baby)”) – Bill even got children involved.

The name of the album means good health in Welsh; “Over the years my music has lost a bit of its hope I reckon,” contemplates Bill Ryder-Jones. “It were important for me to make a record that had more hope in it. Even by my standards the last few years have been rocky, but I’ve chosen to soundtrack it with more positive music, you know?” Iechyd Da to you and yours.

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