Belle and Sebastian Debut “Young and Stupid”

Belle and Sebastian Release New Single & Lyric Video “Young and Stupid.” The track is off the band's forthcoming release A Bit Of Previous
Belle and Sebastian photo by Hollie Fernando

Belle and Sebastian have released a new single, “Young and Stupid,” taken from their forthcoming new album A Bit Of Previous, out May 6, 2022 via Matador Records. The song is accompanied by a lyric video which gets unfettered access into the band members respective family photo albums. Actor Jon Hamm (Mad Men, Baby Driver) said: “In 2015 at Bonnaroo, Belle and Sebastian invited Zach Galifianakis and me up to the stage during their set to toss gummy bears in each other’s mouths. Then Stuart got into the fun and demanded a catch as well. It was dramatic, stupid, and done with style and grace. I know I can speak for Zach when I say ‘I want to thank them for their inclusion of us into their show.’ I know the audience was simply confused, but we were absolutely delighted. Please enjoy this new album with a gummy bear of your choice, and think fondly of all of us.”

“Young And Stupid” follows first single “Unnecessary Drama.” Belle and Sebastian released fundraiser piece “If They’re Shooting at You” in support of those affected by the conflict in Ukraine. The video is a visual collaboration with photographers covering the conflict on the ground, with all artist income from the song going to the Red Cross

A Bit of Previous was recorded in Belle and Sebastian’s hometown of Glasgow when plans to fly to Los Angeles in spring of 2020 were scrapped due to the pandemic. Says Murdoch in the liner notes: “We did it together, us and the city. This record was the first ‘full’ LP recording for B&S in Glasgow since Fold Your Hands Child, 1999. We clocked in every morning, we played our songs, we wrote together, we tried new things, we took the proverbial lump of clay, and we threw it every day.”

The band, self-produced and recorded (with contributions from Brian McNeill, Matt Wiggins, Kevin Burleigh and Shawn Everett). The last few years have seen Belle and Sebastian in a host of eclectic and inspired undertakings:  The Boaty Weekender  – their own 3000 capacity star-studded four-day music festival on a Mediterranean cruise liner; a soundtrack for the directorial debut of The Inbetweeners’ Simon Bird; a trilogy of EPs; a live album showcasing their present-day iteration as savvy main stage entertainers; and in 2020 a collaborative lockdown project with fans called “Protecting The Hive.” The common denominator, which can be traced back to their earliest days, is a restless DIY spirit and an unmediated bond with their fans and surrounding musical community.

Belle and Sebastian
A Bit Of Previous
Track List

1. Young And Stupid
2. If They’re Shooting At You
3. Talk To Me Talk To Me
4. Reclaim The Night
5. Do It For Your Country
6. Prophets On Hold
7. Unnecessary Drama
8. Come On Home
9. A World Without You
10. Deathbed Of My Dreams
11. Sea Of Sorrow
12. Working Boy In New York City

2022 Tour Dates:
May-24: Rabbit Rabbit, Asheville *

May-25: TCU Amphitheater at White River State Park, Indianapolis *

May-26:  The Riviera Theatre, Chicago  *
May-27: Palace Theatre, Minneapolis  *
May-28: The Admiral, Omaha  *
May-31: Paramount Theatre, Seattle  +
Jun-1: Roseland Theater, Portland  +
Jun-3: Greek Theatre, Berkeley  %
Jun-4: Greek Theatre, LA  %
Jun-5: Pappy and Harriet’s, Pioneertown +
Jun-7: The Van Buren, Phoenix  +
Jun-8: The Bridge at Santa Fe Brewing Company  +
Jun-10: The Criterion, Oklahoma City  +
Jun-11:  Stubb’s Waller Creek, Austin #
Jun-13:  Ryman Auditorium, Nashville #
Jun-14:  Red Hat Amphitheater, Raleigh  ^
Jun-15: Wolf Trap, Vienna  ^
Jun-16: SummerStage, Central Park, NY  #
Jun-17: Franklin Music Hall, Philadelphia  #
Jun-18: Roadrunner, Boston  #
Jul-1: Spain, Barcelona, Vida Festival
Jul-2: Spain, Madrid, Noches del Botanico,
Jul-15 Bristol, UK Lloyds Amphitheatre, Bristol Harbourside
Jul-16 Stirling, UK Cardross Estate, Doune The Rabbit Hole
Nov-13 Cardiff, UK Great Hall – Student's Union
Nov-14 London, UK The Roundhouse
Nov-15 London, UK The Roundhouse
Nov -17 Sheffield, UK O2 Academy Sheffield
Nov-18 Liverpool, UK Olympia
Nov -19 Hull, UK Asylum, Hull University Union
Nov-21 Aberdeen, UK Beach Ballroom
Nov-23 Edinburgh, UK Usher Hall
Nov-24 Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK O2 City Hall, Newcastle
Nov-25 Manchester, UK Manchester Academy
Nov-27 Cambridge, UK Corn Exchange
Nov-28 Birmingham, UK O2 Academy Birmingham
Nov-29 Southampton, UK O2 Guildhall Southampton
Nov-30 Brighton, UK Brighton Dome

* with Divino Niño
+ with Thee Sacred Souls
% with Tennis and Thee Sacred Souls
# with Los Bitchos

+ with Japanese Breakfast and Los Bitchos

2023 Tour Dates:

Jan-10 France, Paris, Casino de Paris
Jan-11  Holland, Utrecht, Tivoli Grote Zaal
Jan-13 – Luxemborg City, Luxemborg, den Atelier
Jan-14 Germany, Hamburg, Laeiszhalle
Jan-16 Sweden, Gothenburg Tradgarn
Jan-17 Sweden, Stockholm Filadelfia
Jan-18 Norway, Oslo Sentrum Scene
Jan-19 Denmark, Copenhagen Vega
Jan-21 Germany, Berlin Tempodrom
Jan-22 Germany, Munich Muffathalle
Jan-23 Switzerland, Zurich X-tra Limmathaus
Jan-25  France, Clermont-Ferrand, Co-op de Mai

Jan-26  Italy, Milan Fabrique

Pre-order A Bit of Previous by Belle and Sebastian HERE


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