A meditation on the UK’s current political shitshow.
Ride have released the the third single from their forthcoming album Weather Diaries, their first LP in over two decades following 1996’s Tarantula.
“The day we recorded ‘All I Want’, Theresa May had announced that her government would be making firms list their foreign workers,” explains Andy Bell on the track’s political overtones. “As it turned out that never happened because of the outcry about it, but that was the origin of the line comparing the UK to 1930s Germany.”
Bell clarifies that Ride are not “going political,” but says that the current state of the UK “is so terrible that we could not avoid writing about it when we were writing lyrics for the album.” Hear the track, which was produced by Erol Alkan, below.
Ride released their last LP in 1996, before splitting up that same year. They reunited in 2014 and the band’s new LP Weather Diaries is due June 16.
In addition to the new single, Ride have announced a headline show at London’s Village Underground on June 11.
Now remind yourself of one of Ride’s golden moments.