Album: West Kirby County Primary (2015)
  • "Daniel" is written from the perspective of a family that has lost a child.

    Daniel belongs to the ocean.
    One in a million tragedies

    The family was Ryder-Jones' own. His elder brother Daniel died aged 9 in 1991 on Ramsey Island in South West Wales. The singer told Q magazine: "He fell off a cliff. It was quite a big story in the papers. My mother always told me he hit his head on a rock and that's how he died. We were four families on holiday and all of us kids were allowed to mess about on the cliffs. Three families went home intact. One was unlucky."


Be the first to comment...

LecraeSongwriter Interviews

The Christian rapper talks about where his trip to Haiti and his history of addiction fit into his songs.

Muhammad Ali: His Musical Legacy and the Songs he InspiredSong Writing

Before he was the champ, Ali released an album called I Am The Greatest!, but his musical influence is best heard in the songs he inspired.

Boy BandsFact or Fiction

From NKOTB to 1D, how well do you know your boy bands?

JJ Burnel of The StranglersSongwriter Interviews

JJ talks about The Stranglers' signature sound - keyboard and bass - which isn't your typical strain of punk rock.

Gary Brooker of Procol HarumSongwriter Interviews

The lead singer and pianist for Procol Harum, Gary talks about finding the musical ideas to match the words.

Brian Kehew: The Man Behind The RemastersSong Writing

Brian has unearthed outtakes by Fleetwood Mac, Aretha Franklin, Elvis Costello and hundreds of other artists for reissues. Here's how he does it.