listen to another new Ride song, “Home is a Feeling”
Yesterday, Ride shared their first new song in over 20 years. Today, they’ve shared another. If you were hoping “Charm Assault” was a little more dreamy, then “Home is a Feeling” should be more what you’re looking for. “‘Home Is A Feeling’ to me is like a slow, wide-screen, sonically, layered, slowed motion warm wash,” says co-frontman Mark Gardner. “Like returning home as dawn rises totally exhausted and spangled after a long ..long …big, great night out’.”
Adds Andy Bell, “Out of all the new songs ‘Home Is A Feeling’ comes closest to the early Ride sound. We felt comfortable going vintage on this tune because the album we are making has a pretty broad sonic scope. It’s a short and sweet, melodic tune, with stacked harmonies, reverbed-out guitars, slowed down drums, and a huge distorted bass sound. Erol put his sage-scented electronic wizards hat on to sample up some of our harmonies and make them into a synthesiser preset, which we ended up using on this and some of the other tunes too. We wanted this song to sound jet lagged, so everything on it was recorded with varispeed, either faster or slower than real time. It’s like 1966 Beatles meets 1988 MBV… in other words, Ride.” With that, take a listen to “Home is a Feeling” below.
Ride’s new album, produced by Eron Alkan and mixed by longtime collaborator Alan Moulder, will be out later this year via Wichita (a label founded by Mark Bowen and Dick Green, both of whom worked at Ride’s OG label, Creation). Details still to come, but they do have some European tour dates lined up. Those are listed below.
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Ride – 2017 Tour Dates
03-12 Belfast, Northern Ireland – Limelight
03-22 Dublin, Ireland – Olympia Theatre
03-24 Glasgow, Scotland – Glasgow Barrowland (6 Music Festival)
07-13-16 Benicàssim, Spain – Festival Internacional de Benicàssim