Belle and Sebastian are an indie pop band, formed in 1996 in Glasgow. The band’s name comes from Belle et Sébastien, a 1965 children’s book by French writer Cécile Aubry. Their music is so laid-back, you have no other chance than to dream yourself away while listening to it -and the animated video to their new release “Crash” mad me laugh lately. Actually, what my got my attention first, was not the music of the band itself, but the album of songs (2009) that accompanied the Kickstarter-funded musical film God Help the Girl, written and directed by Stuart Murdoch, the lead singer of the group.
According to the God help the girl fundraiser website this will be the main plot of the film: “Set in Glasgow, Scotland, the film is about a girl named Eve who is in the hospital dealing with some emotional problems and starts writing songs as a way of getting better. Songwriting becomes her way forward, leading her to the City where she meets James and Cassie, two musicians each at crossroads of their own. What follows is a story of renaissance over a long, dream-like Summer.”
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