Better known as frontman for The Pineapple Thief, Bruce Soord has recently released his second solo album, All This Will Be Yours.
It is a deeply personal record lyrically, featuring more raw emotion and stripped back guitars than fans are accustomed too with the full band.
“It’s difficult…” he stammered when trying to explain the album musically. “Obviously The Pineapple Thief have been my musical life for so long and then the label asked me to do a solo record. The big thing is, with The Pineapple Thief I write all the songs with my drummer Gavin Harrison so it all goes off in different directions, whereas with the solo album I locked myself in my studio for four months knowing I had to do it on my own with no-one to talk to or bounce things off and see where it went. I knew that I wanted it to be a personal record – it’s about my town and the birth of my daughter – so I took all of that into my soul and made this record. It’s quite dark and also quite soft in places and also has electronics in parts. Basically, I just let go and went with it”.
In the full interview Bruce talks more about All This Will Be Yours, why he went acoustic in parts, the personal nature of the lyrics, how it differs from his debut self titled solo record, what makes a musician want to go solo after being in a band, what different things he gets musically from each, future plans and more.