Bill Ryder-Jones shares video for "I Hold Something In My Hand"
Photo credit: Marieke Macklon

Bill Ryder-Jones shares video for "I Hold Something In My Hand"

On Friday, Bill Ryder-Jones will release his fifth album, the magnificent Iechyd Da. Beautifully produced, rich in scope, at times joyous, grand and sweeping, at others heartbreaking, intimate and tender, it’s his most ambitious record to date.

Ahead of the release, Ryder-Jones is pleased to share a third taste of the album with “I Hold Something In My Hand”. Lyrically in potent form, Ryder-Jones celebrates directness, being more open and honest than ever, whilst always able to seamlessly balance sadness with stunning beauty. Soaring violins and cello come together with gentle horns as “I Hold Something In My Hand” hits its powerful crescendo.

Edited by Bill Ryder-Jones, the video for “I Hold Something In My Hand” features behind the scenes footage filmed by Liam Power and Marieke Macklon.

Upcoming 2024 live dates
Friday 12th January – Rough Trade East, London - solo
Saturday 13th January – Spillers, Cardiff - solo
Tuesday 16th January – Monorail, Glasgow - solo
Wednesday 17th January – Piccadilly, Manchester – solo
Thursday 18th January - Applestump Records, Nantwich - solo
Tuesday 12th March – Room 2, Glasgow
Wednesday 13th March - Brudenell Social Club, Leeds
Friday 15th March – The Castle & Falcon, Birmingham
Saturday 16th March – New Century Hall, Manchester
Sunday 17th March – Thekla, Bristol
Tuesday 19th March – CHALK, Brighton
Wednesday 20th March – Islington Assembly Hall, London
Thursday 21st March – Content, Liverpool
Saturday 23rd March – Paradiso, Amsterdam
Sunday 24th March – Hafenklang, Hamburg
Monday 25th March – Kantine am Berghain, Berlin
Wednesday 27th March – Trix Bar, Antwerp
Thursday 28th March – La Maroquinerie, Paris
Saturday 30th March – The Workman’s Club, Dublin
Sunday 31st March – Black Box, Belfast

Bill Ryder-Jones Iechyd Da

Album | 12th January 2024

Beautifully produced and rich in scope - Iechyd Da is Bill Ryder-Jones’ most ambitious record to date. At times joyous and grand, at others intimate and heartbreaking, the past few years spent producing other artists have provided that gentle nudge to expand into new territory, from kids choirs and tender strings to dramatically re-contextualised disco samples.

“It's been incredible making this,” he says. “Despite all the life stuff that's happened, it has brought me immense happiness. I've always railed against it when people ask if making a record is cathartic but I’d have to admit that this one really was.”

Tracklisting

  • 1I Know That It’s Like This (Baby)
  • 2A Bad Wind Blows In My Heart pt. 3
  • 3If Tomorrow Starts Without Me
  • 4We Don’t Need Them
  • 5I Hold Something In My Hand
  • 6This Can’t Go On
  • 7...And The Sea...
  • 8Nothing To Be Done
  • 9It’s Today Again
  • 10Christinha
  • 11How Beautiful I Am
  • 12Thankfully For Anthony
  • 13Nos Da

Bill Ryder-Jones Iechyd Da

Album | 12th January 2024

Beautifully produced and rich in scope - Iechyd Da is Bill Ryder-Jones’ most ambitious record to date. At times joyous and grand, at others intimate and heartbreaking, the past few years spent producing other artists have provided that gentle nudge to expand into new territory, from kids choirs and tender strings to dramatically re-contextualised disco samples.

“It's been incredible making this,” he says. “Despite all the life stuff that's happened, it has brought me immense happiness. I've always railed against it when people ask if making a record is cathartic but I’d have to admit that this one really was.”

Tracklisting

  • 1I Know That It’s Like This (Baby)
  • 2A Bad Wind Blows In My Heart pt. 3
  • 3If Tomorrow Starts Without Me
  • 4We Don’t Need Them
  • 5I Hold Something In My Hand
  • 6This Can’t Go On
  • 7...And The Sea...
  • 8Nothing To Be Done
  • 9It’s Today Again
  • 10Christinha
  • 11How Beautiful I Am
  • 12Thankfully For Anthony
  • 13Nos Da
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