Bill Ryder-Jones | 03/01/13

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Bill Ryder-Jones has filmed a video for He Took You In His Arms, the first track to be aired from the forthcoming his new album A Bad Wind Blows In My Heart out April 23 (North America) / April 8 (Rest of the world). 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. It can be viewed below:

A Bad Wind Blows In My Heart,marries Ryder-Jones masterful capacities as arranger and composer with his first firm steps as a singer songwriter. It’s an album of capital-S songs that will more than sate the appetite of those that appreciate his knack for heart swelling melody and painterly detail.. Warmly melodic, majestically textured and bravely intimate, 'A Bad Wind Blows In My Heart' confirms the talent which has been recognised by admirers and collaborators, Alex Turner, Graham Coxon and Noel Gallagher.  Bill Ryder-Jones is a songwriter and musician who has quietly been staking his claim as one of the generation's most gifted for over a decade.

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.

A Bad Wind Blows In My Heart is available to pre-order on CD, gatefold double LP here.