BELLE AND SEBASTIAN RELEASE HOW TO SOLVE OUR HUMAN PROBLEMS PART 1 TODAY
COMPILATION CD AND LIMITED EDITION VINYL BOX SET OUT FEBRUARY 16
Belle and Sebastian today release the first installment of their new triumvirate of EPs, How To Solve Our Human Problems. Stream/embed the five-track EP in full HERE, including recent single ‘We Were Beautiful’.
Alongside, Tidal are presenting a new video for ‘I’ll Be Your Pilot’, the latest single taken from the EP series, as a special, weeklong exclusive. A 60-second trailer of the video is embeddable HERE, and the full version is viewable exclusively on Tidal HERE.
Directed by Michael Sherrington, the gently poetic video corresponds with the signature B&S artwork which accompanies the EPs, with a simple yet moving collage of individuals that echoes the spectrum of human emotion.
Already on the BBC 6 Music playlist as well as receiving spins from Jo Whiley at BBC 2, and described by NME as “B&S (doing) their gentle, hushed thing to perfection”, the gorgeously life-affirming song encapsulates the group’s hallmark attention to melody and imaginative lyricism, taking as its subject Stuart Murdoch’s young son.
Recently adding an Australian leg to their busy live schedule in 2018, the band will embark on UK and European tour dates through February and March, including a double header at London’s Troxy on the 16th and 17th of March. Full tour dates can be found below.
Recalling their 1997 release of three consecutive EPs, How To Solve Our Human Problems, has the timeless blend of joy and melancholy and idiosyncratic spirit that has always characterised Belle and Sebastian. A double album’s worth of music – richly melodic, deliciously literate, as gentle as a summer stream but as insistent as a river – How To Solve Our Human Problems is both an era of its own, and part of a long, rich history.
The first installment of How To Solve Our Human Problems will be released on December 8th, with the second andthird following on January 19th and February 16th, respectively. The EP trilogy will culminate with a compilation CD and a vinyl box set containing all three EPs, with the option of a box just for EP3 for those who have already purchased 1 and 2. Full release dates and track listing can be found below.
How To Solve Our Human Problems Part 1
- Sweet Dew Lee
- We Were Beautiful
- Fickle Season
- The Girl Doesn’t Get It
- Everything Is Now
Released December 8, pre-order – http://smarturl.it/HTSOHP_Pt1
How To Solve Our Human Problems Part 2
- Show Me The Sun
- The Same Star
- I’ll Be Your Pilot
- A Plague On Other Boys
Released January 19, pre-order – http://smarturl.it/HTSOHP_Pt2
How To Solve Our Human Problems Part 3
- Poor Boy
- Everything Is Now (Part Two)
- Too Many Tears
- There Is An Everlasting Song
- Best Friend
Released February 16, pre-order – http://smarturl.it/HTSOHP_Pt3
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