Stuart Murdoch has a new project. It’s not new actually, it’s been years in the making, but it’s almost ready for you to hear! You may know him as the leader of indie pop juggernauts Belle & Sebastian. Now he’s taken his well honed musical stylings and created an indie pop musical called God Help the Girl. The soundtrack, which is sure to be excellent, includes a couple of reworked B & S favorites as well as a bunch of new songs written by Murdoch. He’s gotten help from all his usual cohorts on this one, including a few ladies chosen from an internet talent competition/casting effort. But it’s the new Scottish singer Catherine Ireton of the band the Go Away Birds that sings the lion’s share of the songs as well as graces the cover of the album above (which is in true B & S fashion). Check her out on the video to the first single from the album, Come Monday Night. (video via Pitchfork.tv)
The second video is a sort of behind the scenes/introduction to the process and story of the musical.
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