Video: Bill Ryder-Jones shares the intimate indie rock ballad “Wild Roses”

Wild RosesSinger/songwriter Bill Ryder-Jones has shared a new video for his latest single, "Wild Roses". The song is taken from his highly acclaimed third album West Kirby County Primary.

Directed by James Slater, the video for "Wild Roses" finds Ryder Jones captaining a 5-a-side football team featuring his live band members against a team of local Evertonian heroes.

The song is a heartfelt and charming number, managing to veer into rock ballad territory in a way that embraces without ever feeling overblown. With a video that is obviously a labour of love, with the story unravelling at its own leisurely pace, it’s a winning combination.

West Kirby County Primary is the follow-up to A Bad Wind Blows In My Heart and was written and recorded by Ryder-Jones in his childhood bedroom at his mother’s house in West Kirby before being filtered through Liverpool’s legendary Parr Street Studios.

The album, mixed by James Ford sees multi-instrumentalist, producer and composer Ryder-Jones playing a multitude of instruments including the electric guitar with his trademark musical prowess. The ten tracks on the album allow us a glimpse into Ryder-Jones private world, with the video for "Wild Roses" only adding to the intimate feel.

West Kirby County Primary is out now on Domino Records.

Find out more about Bill Ryder-Jones on his website and watch "Wild Roses below:

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