Leon Stanford has debuted his heartfelt new single, ‘By Your Side’.
An emotional tune about a father’s relationship with his daughter, it’s taken from the Welsh singer-songwriter’s upcoming EP ‘Fear Is Heavy’, due for release in November.
Leon says of the track: “This is one of the first songs I really got excited about whilst writing on my iPhone smart keyboard before developing it more with Danny Owen on an old piano in my mate’s flat. The song is written for all to relate to about not giving up on love but one of the last lines of the song gives the true identity of the meaning. ‘Give me your hand, to give it away’. The song is about a father who through a breakup has lost time with watching his daughter grow up and it’s him saying to her that I’ll never give up on being part of your life.”
Of the EP, he adds: “I have spent years writing songs in a band but the last year or two I focused on my solo work, travelling between London, Bristol and Cardiff, writing with a handful of songwriters. The EP was mainly written with one of my oldest friends Danny Owen, who helps me turn ideas in my head into songs. I wrote songs on my break whilst painting empty houses and using the hallway or bathroom acoustics to blast the melodies out to no one but the freshly painted walls. I find inspiration for lyrics from the stories of people around me and the people I meet on my painting jobs as well as personal experiences.”
Check out ‘By Your Side’ below.