Il debutto solista festeggiato con il primo singolo (‘Love Comes In Waves’) nel giorno del 50esimo compleanno. Andy Bell si regala ‘The View From Halfway Down’ fuori il 9 ottobre via Sonic Cathedral. Uno dei musicisti cardine di tutto il movimento gaze-pop britannico degli ultimi 30 anni (oltre naturalmente ai Ride, anche Hurricane #1, Oasis e Beady Eye) racconta il disco così: “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. 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”.