BELLE AND SEBASTIAN || Κυκλοφορεί το νέο τους άλμπουμ αυτή την Παρασκευή 13.1

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ΟΙ BELLE AND SEBASTIAN ΑΝΑΚΟΙΝΩΣΑΝ ΤΟ ΝΕΟ ΤΟΥΣ ΑLBUM

‘LATE DEVELOPERS’

ΚΥΚΛΟΦΟΡΕΙ ΤΗΝ ΠΑΡΑΣΚΕΥΗ 13 ΙΑΝΟΥΑΡΙΟΥ

ΔΕΙΤΕ ΠΑΡΑΚΑΤΩ ΤΟ VIDEO ΓΙΑ ΤΟ NEO SINGLE

I DON’T KNOW WHAT YOU SEE IN ME

Οι Belle and Sebastian ξεκινούν τη νέα χρονιά με το ολοκαίνουργιο άλμπουμ τους, “Late Developers” που θα κυκλοφορήσει την ερχόμενη Παρασκευή 13 Ιανουαρίου. Μαζί με την ανακοίνωση κυκλοφόρησαν και το νέο τους single με τίτλο “I Don’t Know What You See In Me”. Το single αποτελεί μια από τις πιο έντονες pop στιγμές της μπάντας και την πρώτη τους συνεργασία δημιουργικά με άλλον καλλιτέχνη και συγκεκριμένα, τον νέο pop συνθέτη Wuh Oh (Peter Ferguson).

Δείτε το video clip που σκηνοθέτησε ο Andrew Litten.

Ο Stuart Murdoch λέει για το τραγούδι: «Έκανα ποδήλατο σε όλη τη Σκωτία το περασμένο καλοκαίρι, ακούγοντας μια μίξη αυτού του τραγουδιού. Το έγραψε και έκανε και την παραγωγή του για εμάς ο φίλος μας Pete ‘Wuh Oh’ Ferguson. Καθώς το άκουγα, ένιωσα τυχερός που ήμουν ο πρώτος που κατάφερε να τραγουδήσει αυτό το τραγούδι. Άφησα τη φωνή μου να βουτήξει και να πετάξει στα ύψη με τρόπους που ίσως δεν είχα καταφέρει πριν. Και καθώς συνέχιζα μέσα σε λιβάδια από χρυσό και πράσινο, επέτρεψα στον εαυτό μου να ξεχάσει ότι ήταν οι Belle And Sebastian και να προσποιηθώ ότι ήταν η τελευταία επιτυχία σε κάποιο τυχαίο ραδιοφωνικό σταθμό. Όλη η μουσική είναι απόδραση, και ίσως καταφέραμε να ξεφύγουμε λίγο πιο πέρα από το συνηθισμένο με αυτή την απροσδόκητη μελωδία. Ευχαριστώ Pete!»

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Το “Late Developers” έρχεται λίγους μήνες μετά το τελευταίο τους άλμπουμ “A Bit of Previous” που κατάφερε να μπει στις λίστες με τα καλύτερα άλμπουμ της χρονιάς. Είναι ένα άλμπουμ γεμάτο φρεσκάδα και αμεσότητα που χαρακτηρίζεται από αυτό το ιδίωμα, ενός συγκροτήματος όπως οι Belle and Sebastian που βρίσκονται πάντα εκεί για εσένα με τον κατάλληλο στίχο και μελωδία για κάθε περίσταση.

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BELLE AND SEBASTIAN ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM

‘LATE DEVELOPERS’

RELEASED THIS FRIDAY, JANUARY 13 TH
LISTEN TO / WATCH VIDEO FOR NEW SINGLE
“I DON’T KNOW WHAT YOU SEE IN ME”

 

Belle and Sebastian hit the ground running in 2023 with new album Late Developers,
released this Friday, January 13 th . First single ‘I Don’t Know What You See In Me’ can
be heard now. One of the band’s most unabashedly infectious pop offerings to date, it is
also their first co-write, featuring young pop composer Wuh Oh (Peter Ferguson). Listen
HERE and watch the video directed by Andrew Litten HERE.
Says frontman Stuart Murdoch: "I was bicycling across Scotland last summer, listening
to a mix of this song. It was written and produced for us by our friend Pete ‘Wuh Oh’
Ferguson. As I listened to it, I felt lucky to be the first person to get to sing this song. I
let my voice swoop and soar in ways that it maybe hasn’t before. And as I continued
through fields of gold and green I allowed myself to forget it was Belle And Sebastian,
and pretend it was the latest hit on some random radio station. All music is escape, and
perhaps we managed to escape a little further than usual with this unexpected tune.
Thanks Pete!"

Arriving almost back-to-back to 2022’s Top Ten album ‘A Bit of Previous’, ‘Late
Developers’ comes on like its predecessor’s sun-kissed cousin. It is a full-hearted
embrace of the band's brightest tendencies that is not only fresh and immediate but
possessing of that Belle and Sebastian je ne sais quoi of a group that will always be
there for you with the perfect word or melody for the moment, while admitting tunefully
that “Every girl and boy / each one is a misery” (“When The Cynics Stare Back From
The Wall”).
“Juliet Naked” channels frantic Billy Bragg-energy with rugged electric guitar and a
football stadium worthy chant from Stuart Murdoch. The aforementioned “When The
Cynics Stare Back From The Wall” is an unearthed 1994-era pre-Belle and Sebastian
gem, with help from Camera Obscura’s Tracyanne Campbell. "So In The Moment” is
breathless psychedelic pop that is arguably one of Stevie Jackson’s best ever songs.
“When We Were Very Young” is Smiths-esque jangle rock that is bittersweet, devotional
and yearning: “I wish I could be content / With the football scores / I wish I could be
content with my daily chores / With my daily worship of the sublime”.
“I Don’t Know What You See In Me’ is featured today in New Music Daily on Apple
Music.
Read the album bio by Jeff Rosenstock and find track listing and artwork below.

Do you love Belle and Sebastian?
When you look at the cover of one of their records do you instantly get transported to a
much-improved state of mind?
Have you found yourself in a dimly lit bar screaming at the top of your lungs over the DJ
that YES, “STARS OF TRACK AND FIELD” IS AN ALL-TIME ALBUM OPENER BUT

IF YOU THINK ABOUT IT “I DIDN’T SEE IT COMING” MIGHT BE EVEN
BETTER???? to your friends who don’t know why the fuck you’re getting so worked up
about Belle and Sebastian right now, man?
Do you get a little spring in your step every time you picture them playing the title track
from The Boy With The Arab Strap to a room packed like a sardine tin with smiling faces
and dancing bodies?
Did you also first fall in love with Belle and Sebastian in 2015 wandering around Belfast
in the freezing rain listening to If You’re Feeling Sinister on repeat, only removing your
hand from the warmth of your pocket to bring the second track back because the lyric “If
I remain passive and you just want to cuddle then we should be okay and we won’t get
in a muddle” is killing you and you can’t understand how you haven’t been listening to
this band your entire life? No, but something like that maybe?
If you love Belle and Sebastian, 2022’s A Bit of Previous was a surprise gift that felt
earned in the midst of some tough-ass times. Belle and Sebastian have already given
us a bounty of classic records, so with the previous half-decade’s output – scattered
EP’s, soundtracks, and a live record that doubles as a greatest hits collection – you
would be forgiven for assuming there was nothing left in the tank and it was time to fire
up the tour bus for some album anniversary shows. But you’d be wrong. Turns out the
band spent the bleakest parts of peak pandemic times with each other, harnessing the
magnitude of an unthinkable situation and the solitude of rides on an empty train car to
distant areas of a beautiful snow-covered city. They transmogrified that energy into
beams of joy, heartbreak, truth, hope, spirituality, loss and love shining through every
moment. It was as if we had been wandering through a cold, dark, seemingly infinite
forest until out of nowhere Belle and Sebastian appeared, waiting in the doorway of a
warm and familiar space. A space that was previously designated for rehearsal and
mail-order, but is currently wallpapered with A4 paper bearing potential song titles. As
bass and kick drum patterns pump through the wall, the band invites you in from the
cold – not to lie and tell you everything is going to be okay, but to let you know that you
are not alone.
SO HOW LUCKY ARE WE THAT THEY WERE MAKING TWO RECORDS ALL
ALONG?!
Recorded in the same sessions as A Bit of Previous, Late Developers doesn’t feel like a
collection of lesser-than songs that weren’t good enough to go on the “real” record (I’m
looking at you, System of a Down’s Hypnotize!). Rather, it’s an embrace of the freedom
that comes with a jumbo-sized canvas, skilled students left unsupervised to paint
whatever picture they feel like.
The album’s sunny musical disposition is regularly confronted by the reality that
sometimes life and love do not feel good. Major chords on a harpsichord and plucked
guitar breeze by as Stuart Murdoch and Sarah Martin lament in harmony, “the world is
killing me / I’m out to sea” (“Will I Tell You a Secret”). Belle and Sebastian have always
had a knack for juxtaposing the music and lyrics to express the chaotic washing
machine of emotion that accompanies being alive. And there’s an effortlessness to Late
Developers that reminds you that you are listening to the experts on this. Shit, on
“Evening Star” Stuart casually shows off his two-plus-octave vocal range within the first
stanza as if it’s nothing. Keep in mind though, no one is flexing and there’s no
pretentiousness here. It always feels like friends in a room together communicating
through music and enthusiastically encouraging each other to explore every possible
path with fervor and love.
It is beyond remarkable and inspiring that a band 600 years or so into their career can
make music that not only feels immediate and effective, but two back-to-back albums
that feel like Belle and Sebastian are at the top of their game and will always be there
for you, while admitting tunefully that yes, “Every girl and boy, each one is a misery.”
But it’s not like their goal is to drag you down into the doldrums of despair. They
schemed away in the darkness to create something to be brought into the light. Late
Developers makes a convincing argument that Belle and Sebastian will eternally be
coaxing you towards inner peace with the perfect word for the moment or a melody that
lifts you out of the murk of all that terrifying truth and into a world where you can allow
yourself to look at the sun, take a deep breath and exist within that truth, living happy in
the best way you can.
- Jeff Rosenstock
Read the full bio HERE

TRACKLIST
1. Juliet Naked
2. Give A Little Time
3. When We Were Very Young
4. Will I Tell You A Secret
5. So In The Moment
6. The Evening Star
7. When You’re Not With Me
8. I Don’t Know What You See In Me
9. Do You Follow
10. When The Cynics Stare Back From The Wall
11. Late Developers

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