Watch the Video for Belle and Sebastian’s Olympics Anthem ‘Olympic Village, 6AM’
Belle and Sebastian have Olympics fever, and they've debuted a new song to prove it.
Titled "Olympic Village, 6AM," the song is accompanied by a video — which you can stream via the above embed — that compiles archival BBC footage of previous Games, interspersed with shots of frontman Stuart Murdoch on the run. As Murdoch writes in the video's description field, the song is a reflection of the band's love for all things Olympic.
"Belle and Sebastian dig the Olympics, love the Olympic ideal, love that the world gets together for a big 'sports day' once every four years," reads the statement. "We can't be part of it, though we'd like to be. So we recorded a piece of music with Rio in mind, specifically the Track and Field. Here it is: 'Olympic Village, 6am.'"
The band has toured in short bursts throughout the summer in support of their ninth studio album, 2015's Girls in Peacetime Want to Dance. More recently, they've issued a limited edition box of 12-inch singles, each remastered on 180-gram vinyl and accompanied by assorted memorabilia including photos, video footage, fanzine replicas, and a download code for the music.
Belle and Sebastian are also booked to perform at this year's On Blackheath Festival, where they'll share a bill with an assortment of acts that includes James, Saint Etienne, and Edwyn Collins. The show's scheduled to take place Sept. 10-11 in London; for detailed information regarding availability and pricing, check Ticketmaster's listings.
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