Ride have announced their seventh studio album ‘Interplay’, due out on 29 March 2024 via Wichita Recordings / PIAS.
The band have also shared new single ‘Peace Sign’. Speaking on the new track, guitarist and singer Andy Bell commented, “‘Peace Sign’ started life as a jam recorded at Marks’ OX4 studio, in early 2021. We called it ‘Berlin’ and initially it featured Loz on drums, Steve on bass and myself on a prophet 5 synth. About six months later I got hold of the recording and wrestled it into song form. Lyrically I was inspired by a film called ‘The Alpinist’ about the visionary free climber Marc-André Leclerc. Soon after I’d finished working on the song I remember I was raving to my bandmates about Leclerc at OX4, and a good memory of that time was us all watching that film at Mark’s studio.”
The new record will be the Oxford four piece’s third since reforming back in 2014 and follows 2017s ‘Weather Diaries’ and 2019s ‘This Is Not A Safe Place’. The band have now been together longer in their current second phase than their original iteration as 90’s shoegaze pioneers.
Andy said, “This album has taken a long time to make, and has seen the band go through a lot of ups and downs; maybe the most of any Ride album. But it has seen us come through the process as a band in a good place, feeling able to shake off the past, and ready to celebrate the combined musical talents that brought us together in the first place.”
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Ride ‘Interplay’ Full Album Tracklisting:
Light in a Quiet Room
I Came to See the Wreck
Last Night I Came Somewhere to Dream
Yesterday is Just a Song
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