Bill Ryder-Jones shares 'Don't Be Scared, I Love You'
30th October 2018
This Friday sees the release of Bill Ryder-Jones brilliant new album Yawn, and today, he unveils the third song from the record, ‘Don’t Be Scared, I Love You’.
The sonics on ‘Don’t be Scared, I Love You’ grow thunderous and lend to the song the tension of being told those very words by someone experiencing the same storm, under the same sky, in need of the same comfort. And this is true of much of Bill’s song-writing; there’s little concrete reassurance - but look up from the listen and he’s there, putting down the guitar and handing you a shovel to make a start on new foundations once the shitstorm has passed.
Bill adds: “Love this video although I decided to never wear sunglasses again after watching it”.
A buckle-up and knuckle-down listen, Yawn rewards the listeners’ attention with motifs and melodies that play hide and seek but never fail to deliver on those between-the-lines verities. This musical belief of delayed gratification is something Bill learnt from classical music as a child, from Elgar and Debussy in particular – and over the long hall of his short life, you can hear these riches being polished on Yawn. Most of the 10 songs clock-in over the 5 minute mark and this wide-angle lens affords us time to interpret and translate meaning – or just to revel in it.
Bill Ryder-Jones plays a string of instores around the UK next week, before heading out on tour with Gruff Rhys in Europe. He will play his biggest headline show to date in December at Liverpool’s Central Hall with a full UK tour confirmed for February.
2018 live dates
Fri 2nd Nov – Jacaranda Phase One, Liverpool Instore – Bill with cello
Tues 6th Nov – Rough Trade, Nottingham Instore - solo
Wed 7th Nov – Rough Trade, Bristol Instore - solo
Thurs 8th Nov – Resident, Brighton Instore - solo
Fri 9th Nov – Rough Trade East, London Instore – Bill with cello
Thurs 13th December - Central Hall, Liverpool Tickets
2019 live dates
Tues 12th Feb – Salt Beer Factory, Shipley Tickets
Wed 13th Feb – Summerhall, Edinburgh Tickets
Thurs 14th Feb – Sage, Gateshead Tickets
Fri 15th Feb – The Bodega, Nottingham Tickets
Sat 16th Feb – The Castle and Falcon, Birmingham Tickets
Sun 17th Feb – Thekla, Bristol Tickets
Mon 18th Feb – The Haunt, Brighton Tickets
Tues 19th Feb – EartH, London Tickets
Thurs 21st Feb – Black Box, Belfast Tickets
Fri 22nd Feb – Whelans, Dublin Tickets
Yawn is available to pre-order on Dom-Mart exclusive deluxe LP (signed clear heavyweight vinyl + bonus 7”), indie exclusive deluxe LP (clear heavyweight vinyl), LP, CD (Dom-Mart exclusive CD will be signed) and digitally. Pre-order: Dom Mart | Digital