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Belle and Sebastian release bones of "Protecting The Hive" song so fans can collaborate

24 April 2020, 16:58 | Written by Cerys Kenneally

Belle and Sebastian have released the stems of their recent release "Protecting The Hive" so fans can add their own parts and create unique versions of the song.

On Tuesday (21 April), Belle and Sebastian released "Protecting The Hive", a new track that featured lyrics submitted by fans, and narrated by Stuart Murdoch and Alessandra Lupo.

Today (24 April), the band have released the second part of the collaborative project. Fans can now download the main bones of the track, and Belle and Sebastian are encouraging fans to get creative and submit their versions.

On their site, the band writes, "We’re asking you to download the bones of the song, take it away, add a bass line, a trumpet, a voice, whatever you like and create your own version of "Protecting The Hive". You may want to download the stems from this Soundcloud playlist and import to Garageband if you have it but if you’re feeling lo-fi why not just download the full instrumental version and film yourself playing your instrument or singing over the top?"

They add, "We’ll be asking you soon to submit your creations but in the meantime, have fun & welcome to the band!"

Belle and Sebastian's "Protecting The Hive" stems are available to download now on belleandsebastian.com.
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