Peace Sign by RIDE

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Ride unveil their new album Interplay, the successor to 2019's This Is Not A Safe Place. The first single from it, Peace Sign, serves as the album's opener and is based on a dynamic bassline along with uplifting synths and saxophone.

Speaking on the new single, Ride's Andy Bell says: “‘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-AndrĂ© 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.”

On the album, Bell remarks: “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.”

Interplay comes out March 29th, 2024 via Wichita/PIAS.


Wichita Recordings

Band photography by Cal McIntyre

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