Bill Ryder-Jones releases new song “If Tomorrow Starts Without Me"
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Bill Ryder-Jones releases new song “If Tomorrow Starts Without Me"

Today, Bill Ryder-Jones is pleased to share new song “If Tomorrow Starts Without Me”, the second single from his forthcoming fifth album Iechyd Da due January 12th 2024

 “If Tomorrow Starts Without Me” showcases Ryder-Jones’ ability to turn a simple turn of phrase into something loaded with pathos and profundity. The simplistic yet moving phrase of ‘If Tomorrow Starts Without Me’ is something that’s been rattling around in Ryder Jones’ head for decades waiting for the right moment to be released. “It contains probably the oldest lyric I've ever written,” he says. “Which comes from when I was about 15 watching Eurotrash. There was a Thai sex-worker reading from a diary and she just read the words: “What if tomorrow starts without me?” I just loved it. It's always stuck with me.” However, it takes on a whole new meaning and level of emotional weight in the context here. Contemplating what the next day may be like if he were no longer here to experience it, Ryder-Jones delivers heartbreaking line after heartbreaking line. “As I’m fading into blue, let’s just hope that somehow I’m with you”, he sings over music that radiates a buoyancy and gentle breeziness that plucks hope from torment. 

The animated video directed by James Slater is a powerful and emotional watch about those left behind. 


Bill Ryder-Jones has also confirmed a string of solo instore shows to mark the release of the album including London, Manchester, Cardiff and Glasgow.  

Additionally, last month it was announced that Ryder-Jones was sponsoring West Kirby United FC Under 10’s, more information here and you can support the club by buying a shirt here.  

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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