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Belle and Sebastian reveal breezy track "The Same Star" ahead of new EP

09 January 2018, 12:14 | Written by Laurence Day

Belle and Sebastian have unveiled "The Same Star", a new preview of the second chapter of their How To Solve Our Human Problems EP trilogy.

"The Same Star" is written by Sarah Martin and produced by Leo Abrahams. Check it out below.

The EP trilogy, which follows their 2015 record Girls In Peacetime Want To Dance, is made up of 15 tracks divided equally between the releases. We've already heard "I'll Be Your Pilot" from the second instalment.

"I think these days when an LP comes out, it’s kind of disappointing," Belle And Sebastian's Stuart Murdoch told Stereogum when the project was announced. "Nothing seems to happen, and I thought, 'we’ve got to do something different'. I hate just to tread water. I’ve been in this business now for 20 years, surely we can use our heads and do something that’s a bit more interesting that might actually pique some interest? But, you know, the main reason is musical, it’s about ideas. The main thing was just to come back to Glasgow and record in Glasgow for the first time in about a dozen years and also to sort of produce the record ourselves, and also to record in a different way, to go into the studio with a track barely written and, a little bit like James Brown’s style, just get the band in when you have a song and find a small studio that’s free and just go in there and throw it down."

Belle and Sebastian have a mammoth run of European shows for 2018 booked in - including two at London's Troxy. Find out the full details.

EP 1

  1. Sweet Dew Lee
  2. We Were Beautiful
  3. Fickle Season
  4. The Girl Doesn’t Get It
  5. Everything Is Now

EP 2

  1. Show Me The Sun
  2. The Same Star
  3. I’ll Be Your Pilot
  4. Cornflakes
  5. A Plague On All Other Boys

EP 3

  1. Poor Boy
  2. Everything Is Now (Part Two)
  3. Too Many Tears
  4. There Is An Everlasting Song
  5. Best Friend
The first EP from the How To Solve Our Human Problems series is out now. The second arrives 19 January, with the final part coming 16 February. All are being released through Matador.
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