Belle and Sebastian Announce New LP, Share Debut Single

Indie pop band Belle and Sebastian have announced a new album, Late Developers, which is slated to drop on Friday (January 13). With the news, the band also shared its newest single, “I Don’t Know What You See In Me.” The announcement comes less than a year after their latest release, A Bit of Previous.

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The tracklist for Late Developers includes 11 tracks. According to a press statement the new record was recorded during the same time as their more recent LP.

The band’s Superman, Jeff Rosenstock, wrote in the new album’s liner notes that the forthcoming LP “doesn’t feel like a collection of lesser-than songs that weren’t good enough to go on the ‘real’ record,” instead evoking the freedom and proficiency of skilled painters on “a jumbo-sized canvas.”

The band’s new single is more ’80s synth-pop-oriented. That comes thanks to a co-write session with producer Peter Ferguson.

“I was bicycling across Scotland last summer, listening to a mix of this song,” says the band’s frontman Stuart Murdoch in a statement. “It was written and produced for us by our friend Pete ‘Wuh Oh’ Ferguson. As I listened to it, I felt lucky to be the first person to get to sing this song. I let my voice swoop and soar in ways that it maybe hasn’t before. And as I continued through fields of gold and green I allowed myself to forget it was Belle and Sebastian, and pretend it was the latest hit on some random radio station. All music is escape, and perhaps we managed to escape a little further than usual with this unexpected tune. Thanks, Pete!”

Fans can pre-order the new album, HERE. In addition, the band is slated for a North American tour this spring. Find your tickets via Ticketmaster. Tour dates below.

Late Developers Tracklist:
01. Juliet Naked
02. Give a Little Time
03. When We Were Very Young
04. Will I Tell You a Secret
05. So In the Moment
06. The Evening Star
07. When You’re Not With Me
08. I Don’t Know What You See In Me
09. Do You Follow
10. When the Cynics Stare Back from the Wall
11. Late Developers

2023 Belle and Sebastian Tour Dates

01/08 – Rennes, FR @ Le Mem
01/10 – Paris, FR @ Casino de Paris
01/11 – Utrech, NL @ Tivoli Grote Zaal
01/13 – Luxembourg City, LU @ Den Atelier
01/14 ­– Hamburg, DE @ Laeiszhalle
01/16 – Gothenburg, SE @ Tradgarn
01/17 – Stockholm, SE @ Filadelfia
01/18 – Oslo, NO @ Sentrum Scene
01/19 – Copenhagen, DK @ Copenhagen Vega
01/21 – Berlin, DE @ Tempodrom
01/22 – Munich, DE @ Muffathalle
01/23 – Zurich, CH @ X-tra Limmathaus
01/25 –Clermont-Ferrand, FR @ Co-op de Mai
01/26 – Milan, IT @ Fabrique
04/24 – Guadalajara, MX @ Theatre Diana
04/25 – Mexico City, MX @ Metropolitan Theatre
04/28 – Milwaukee, WI @ Turner Hall
04/29 – Detroit, MI @ Majestic Theatre
04/30 ­– Columbus, OH @ Athenaeum Theatre
05/02 – Toronto, ON @ History
05/03 – Ottawa, ON @ Bronson Centre
05/04 – Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground
05/05 – Ithaca, NY @ State Theatre
05/06 – New Haven, CT @ College Street Music Hall
05/08 – Hudson, NY @ Basilica Hudson
05/09 – Jersey City, NY @ White Eagle Hall
05/10 – Richmond, VA @ The National
05/12 – Atlanta, GA @ The Eastern
05/13 – St. Augustine, FL @ Backyard at St. Augustine Amphitheatre
05/14 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Culture Room
05/15 – St. Petersburg, FL @ Jannus Landing
05/17 – Birmingham, AL @ Saturn
05/18 – St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant
05/19 – Kalamazoo, MI @ Bell’s Brewery

Photo by Hollie Fernando / Matador Records

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