Helen Ryder - Someday Love
Helen Ryder is a Melbourne based singer blessed with a rich distinctive
vocal sound, who’s an accomplished performer, drawn to songs with a
strong story to tell.
Her debut album
‘Someday Love’ is eleven tracks of lush country and soul infused pop,
recorded with some of Australia’s finest musicians. The carefully chosen
songs are from the mid-60’s to late 70’s, penned by some of the great
writers of the era. The result is a beautiful selection of songs
reinterpreted with great feeling.
first single ‘Lady Bird’, a duet of cowboy psychedelia featuring Spencer
P. Jones, was released in July along with the video, and launched as
part of the 2015 Leaps and Bounds Music Festival. The gorgeous ballad
‘Hushabye Mountain’ orchestrated with strings and characterful double
bass adds to the atmospheric’s of the album.
Someday Love was recorded over two years, bringing together Bruce
Haymes on keyboards, guitarist Mark Punch, drummer Peter Luscombe, and
bass player Steve Hadley. Someday Love also features Garrett Costigan on
pedal steel, Jeff Raglus on flugelhorn, Biddy Connor on strings, and
Talei Wolfgramm on backing vocals.
A couple of songs lent themselves to duets – Spencer P. Jones (The
Johnnys, Beasts of Bourbon) joins Helen for an unforgettable rendition
of Lee Hazlewood’s ‘Lady Bird’. And Helen tackles ‘True Love Travels On A
Gravel Road’ (a song she’s been singing for years) from a female
perspective, with Kevin Bennett (The Flood) providing beautiful backing