‘I Cycle’ is out on iTunes through Sotones Records on 19th February 2016. It is the first single from Richard Lomax’s second album, scheduled for release later in the year. Lomax’s debut album ‘Down There For Dancing’ was released in 2015 and was included in the ’20 best albums of the year’ list by Here Comes The Flood for its “superior song-writing.”
Written between UK cities Preston and Manchester and Sydney Australia the second album explores themes of identity and freedom.
‘I Cycle’ was inspired by the will and determination of the suffragette Edith Rigby, the first lady to ride a bicycle in the English city of Preston. An inspirational folk-pop song dedicated to life and doing things your own way, it’s layered with the sound of a spinning bicycle wheel – Lomax’s own, which promptly broke in two on a subsequent ride.
The video accompanying ‘I Cycle’ shows home made videos of fans from around the world cycling. After being asked to send in footage, fans responded from all over the UK, Europe, Australia and the USA. Video premiere coming soon.
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