‘Lodestone’ – New single release – July 2024

‘Lodestone’ is my second single release this year.  Download/Stream now on Bandcamp: https://ianroland.bandcamp.com/track/lodestone
Digital Stores Release Date: Friday 26th July 2024

About ‘Lodestone’
Inspired by the sound of local church bells heard echoing across a Sussex village, this song points to the enduring purity of music as a uniting force that rings true in all of us. Music helps grow and sustain us. It helps grow and sustain communities. Music helps form shared identities and helps us appreciate difference. Music accompanies us through all the distinct stages of our lives. The sound of church bells rolling across the South Downs on a Sunday morning transcends the restrictive, the prescriptive, the contained, and allows our hearts to beat free for a moment.

In memory of Gavin Macleod, founder of the Greyhound Acoustic Gathering at the Greyhound Pub, Keymer.

Ian Roland – vocals, guitar
Dave Coomber – bass
James Chapman – drums
Mishkin Fitzgerald – piano, backing vocals
Simon Yapp – violin, viola

Song by Ian Roland
Recorded at Brighton Road Recording Studios by Jake Skinner
Mastered at Subvert Central Mastering by Bob Macciochi

‘Lodestone’ – Ian Roland – single release July 2024