Andy Bell announces his new solo album ‘Flicker’ and shares ‘Something Like Love’

The Ride guitarist and songwriter will release his second solo LP next month

Andy Bell has announced details of his new solo album ‘Flicker’ – you can hear his latest single ‘Something Like Love’ below.

The Ride guitarist, songwriter and former Oasis member will follow up his 2020 solo debut ‘The View From Halfway Down’ with the new record, which will be released on February 11 via Sonic Cathedral.

Speaking about ‘Flicker’, Bell explained in a statement: “When I think about ‘Flicker’, I see it as closure. Most literally, on a half-finished project from over six years ago, but also on a much bigger timescale.

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“Some of these songs date back to the ’90s and the cognitive dissonance of writing brand new lyrics over songs that are 20-plus years old makes it feel like it is, almost literally, me exchanging ideas with my younger self.”

Bell has previewed ‘Flicker’ today (January 11) with the track ‘Something Like Love’, which you can hear below.

“The ‘flicker’ I’m talking about in the lyrics of ‘Something Like Love’ is that flame that makes a person who they are,” Bell said of the track. “I wanted to find that in myself, so I went back to the teenage me – a technique I learned in therapy and have been doing ever since – and got some advice on how to live and be happy in the 2020s.

“’The View From Halfway Down’ was about turning 50 during a time of introspection; ‘Flicker’ is about gathering the tools to equip myself mentally for life in 2022 and beyond – post-pandemic, post-Brexit, post-truth.”

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Bell will tour as part of his ‘Andy Bell Space Station’ series, which include in-store shows and Independent Venue Week gigs, at the end of this month and into February – you can see his upcoming tour dates below, and find tickets here.

January
31 – Three Wise Monkeys, Colchester

February
1 – Hot Box Live, Chelmsford
2 – The Black Prince, Northampton
3 – The Smokehouse, Ipswich
4 – The Jericho Tavern, Oxford
6 – The Town Hall, Trowbridge
12 – Rough Trade East, London
13 – Rough Trade, Bristol
14 – The Portland Arms, Cambridge
15 – Rough Trade, Nottingham
16 – Resident Music, Brighton
18 – Elsewhere, Margate

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