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Belle And Sebastian: Nobody’s Empire + The Party Line (új klipdalok)

2014. december 10., 9:06

A csaknem két évtizede működő Belle And Sebastian skót indie pop együttes négy és fél év után, 2015. január 19-én jelenteti meg Girls In Peacetime Want To Dance című új albumát, melyről a táncos lüktetésű The Party Line kislemezdal novemberi videója után már meg is jött a második klipdal, a Nobody’s Empire.

A zenekar tagjai idén már megjelentettek egy lemezt a frontember Stuart Murdoch által írt és rendezett Sundance-fesztiváldíjas God Help The Girl című zenés filmhez, de azon a filmzenealbumon az ifjú színészek énekelték a dalokat. A tényleges új Belle And Sebastian-sorlemez Amerikában, a Georgia állambeli Atlantában készült Ben H. Allen III producerrel (Gnarls Barkley, Animal Collective, Deerhunter, Bombay Bicycle Club stb.), de ettől még megtartotta a skótokra jellemző hangulatát, a Nobody’s Empire című új kislemezdal pedig a fenti skóciai tájképen kalapban látható Murdoch bevallása szerint “minden szempontból a legszemélyesebb dal“, amit valaha írt. A klipet is ő maga rendezte Blair Young társaságában, de az albumborító-fotózáson forgatott anyag mellé (ahol a borítóra került Tamzin Merchant színésznő tátogja el a dalt Murdoch helyett) archív skóciai dokumentum- és híradófelvételeket, illetve a zenekar felhívására a rajongóktól beérkezett videókat is felhasznált.

Nobody’s Empire

Lying on my bed I was reading French
With the light too bright for my senses
From this hiding place, life was way too much
It was loud and rough round the edges

So I faced the wall when an old man called
Out of dreams that I would die there
But a sight unseen, you were pulling strings
And you had a different idea

I was like a child, I was light as straw
When my father lifted me up there
Took me to a place where they checked my body
My soul was floating in thin air

I clung to the bed, and I clung to the past
And I clung to the welcome darkness
But at the end of the night
There’s a green green light
It’s the quiet before the madness

There was a girl that sang like the chime of a bell
She put out her arm and she touched me when I was in hell

Someone sang a song and I sang along
Cause I knew the words from my childhood
Intellect, ambition they fell away
They locked me up for my own good

But I didn’t mind cause the silence was kind
And you spoke to me in whispers
There was the sound of the wind in the cold cold dawn
And the quiet hum of business

Let me dangle a while in this waiting room
I don’t need to go I don’t need to know what your doing

Lying on my side you were half awake and your face was tired and crumpled
If I had a camera I’d snap you now ‘cause there’s beauty in every stumble

We are out of practise we’re out of sight
On the edge of nobody’s empire
If we live by books and we live by hope
Does that make us targets for gunfire?

Now I look at you you’re a mother of two
You’re a quiet revolution
Marching with the crowd singing dirty and loud
For the people’s emancipation

Did I do ok, did I pave the way?
Was I strong when you were wanting?
I was tied to the yoke with a decent bloke
Who was stern but never daunting

And he told me to push and he made me feel well
And he told me to leave that vision of hell to the dying

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az album első klipje, a novemberi The Party Line a Leblanc+Cudmore rendezőpárostól!

The Party Line

How did I get here
(I heard a rumour)
From your girlfriend’s sister
(That you knew me)
And you end up dancing
(Close up to me)

I know that I broke the rule already
She asked me if I’m single
Going steady
I just trod my head and took a step off into the dark

Standing on the block of my tires
Don’t dance on the lights because the bears eat the pretty ones
We are like the islands divided

Jump to the beat of the party line
Jump to the beat of the party line
There is no one in here but your body dear
Jump to the beat of the party line

Stay
You stay

I am on this morning quite distracted
The talk of all begins and our emotion
I am leaving many people feeling
Worse than before

People like to drive the cars and smoke up
People like to sit inside and toke up
People like to shoot at things with borrowed guns
And knives

I am happy to look and run
Where were you when I was king in this part of town
Now the days of glory are gone

Jump to the beat of the party line
Jump to the beat of the party line
There is nobody here but your body dear
Jump to the beat of the party line

Jump to the beat of the party line
Jump to the beat of the party line
There is nobody here but your body dear
Nobody here but your body dear

Jump to the beat of the party line
Jump to the beat of the party line
There is nobody here but your body dear
Jump to the beat of the party line

Jump to the beat of the party line
Jump to the beat of the party line
There is nobody here but your body dear
Nobody here but your body dear

FRISSÍTÉS: 2015. január 7-én megérkezett The Cat With The Cream (kb. Kecskére a káposztát) címmel a harmadik beharangozó dal is, de ez egy szomorú és dühös kormányellenes protest song lett!

The Cat With The Cream

Sitting at the old kitchen table
Peace and health and dreams
Stretching out in the darkness
Mother’s up the stairs with her ageing new boyfriend
Cathy’s staying in to make sure nothing happens
All aboard the freak parade
I cover up my head and pray
I’m praying for the light
Down amongst the old city chambers
Men in frocks debate all the policy changes
Everybody bet on the boom and got busted
Everybody bet and in the government trusted
Grubby little red MP
Yellow flapping hopelessly

Tory like the cat with the cream
Tory like the cat with the cream
I studied you in history
I studied in the library
In days of old when knights were bold
They’d settle it with sword and shield
In days of old when knights were bold
It’s settled by the king

Praying for a friend is contagious
Specially when it comes at the old kitchen table
Listening for the swoosh of his quickening paces
Watching for the smile on the bravest of faces
How I wish you’d read to me
Verses rich in swallows and trees
Get me though the night

Waiting at the old kitchen table
Listening for my code listening for my instructions
Surely now I’m here, I am destined for greatness
I want to be the Queen pulling kids out of rivers
All aboard the freak parade
I cover up my head and pray

Praying for the cat with the cream
Praying for the cat with the cream
I studied you in history
I studied in the library
In days of old when knights were bold
They’d settle it with sword and shield
In days of old when knights were bold
It’s settled by the king
It’s settled by the king
It’s settled by the king
It’s settled by the king

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az albumbeharangozó kisfilm:

a lemez számlistája és borítója:

Belle And Sebastian: Girls In Peacetime Want To Dance (2015)

01. Nobody’s Empire
02. Allie
03. The Party Line
04. The Power of Three
05. The Cat with the Cream
06. Enter Sylvia Plath
07. The Everlasting Muse
08. Perfect Couples
09. Ever Had a Little Faith?
10. Play for Today
11. The Book of You
12. Today (This Army’s for Peace)

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ráadásként itt a God Help The Girl teljes filmzenelemeze, melyen a Belle And Sebastian zenészei által feljátszott dalokat a szereplők énekelik, Emily Browning ausztrál színésznővel és a Skins sorozatból is ismert brit Olly Alexanderrel (a Years & Years nevű elektropop trió frontemberével) az élen:

I Suppose That Was A Prayer 1:27
Act Of The Apostle 2:37
I Dumped You First 1:38
Pretty When The Wind Blows 1:17
I Know I Have To Eat 1:19
God Help The Girl 3:14
The Psychiatrist Is In 2:50
The God Of Music 0:39
If You Could Speak 2:17
The Catwalk Of The Dukes 0:38
Perfection As A Hipster 3:37
Fuck This Shit 2:31
Pretty Eve In The Tub 2:33
A Loving Kind Of Boy 2:08
What Do You Want This Band To Sound Like 0:54
Come Monday Night 2:38
Collective Idiocy 0:22
I’m Not Rich 2:00
I’ll Have To Dance With Cassie 3:43
Stalinist Russia 0:47
Baby’s Just Waiting 3:00
Partick Whistle 1:14
Musician Please Take Heed 3:54
I Just Want Your Jeans 3:26
Invisible 1:34
The World’s Last Cassette 0:28
Down And Dusky Blonde 4:05
Dress Up In You 4:24

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a film mozielőzetese:

a God Help The Girl címadó számának klipje Emily Browninggal, és alatta két betétdalnyi részlet a filmből:

http://belleandsebastian.com

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