Bruce Soord On Solo Dreams And Childhood Memories
With his long-awaited solo debut, Bruce Soord isn’t leaving The Pineapple Thief behind, but he is getting the chance explore the softer, dreamier side of his songwriting.
It begins on top of a hill in Yeovil, Somerset. Rewind to the mid/late 80s, and the young Bruce Soord is walking his dog up there. The West Country market town below has its share of aggro, but for the moment it’s a bucolic viewpoint. Come 2015, Soord writes about that hill in Black Smoke, the delicate, atmospheric opening track on his new album. It’s the first in a selection of nostalgic vignettes and recalled feelings of Soord’s that form the record, his solo debut, self‑explanatorily titled Bruce Soord.