After amassing solo material over a number of years, Bell finally began knocking things into shape during lockdown, and later invited his former Oasis colleague Gem Archer on to engineering duties. “I’ve always wanted to make a solo album, I’ve always said I would do it, although I never imagined it happening like, or sounding like, this one does,” he’s said.
“I’d been sitting on this pile of almost finished tracks, along with all the other hundreds of ideas that had fallen by the wayside since I’ve been making music. Lockdown gave me the opportunity to find a way to present it to the world. The album is not about songwriting. There aren’t many verses or choruses, because this album is about sounds, a listening experience.”
The lead single in entitled Love Comes In Waves: