Andy Bell announces debut solo album - listen to space-ravey first single 'Love Comes In Waves' here

The Ride and former Oasis member immerses himself into psychedelia on new solo album The View From Halfway Down.
Posted: 11 August 2020 Words: Tom Curtis-Horsfall

Ever-reliable and ever-present in British music for the best part of 30 years as members of Ride and Oasis, Andy Bell has finally forayed into his own solo music with the announcement of debut album The View From Halfway Down.

Written and recorded over the course of four years, the death of David Bowie ignited a notion in Bell to become more proactive without the necessity of being in a band: “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" says Bell, who drew inspiration from retro psychedelia for first single 'Loves Comes In Waves'. “The album is not about songwriting. There aren’t many verses or choruses, because this album is about sounds, a listening experience.” 

With clear nods to the likes of Neu!, Can, The Beatles, and even early Tame Impala, 'Love Comes In Waves' in the ideal tonic to the lack of epiphany-inducing, sun-bleached raves we've all be deprived of this year. 

Check out the video, directed by Brighton visual artist Innerstrings, below: 

The View From Halfway Down is out via Sonic Cathedral on 9th October.

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