Three years after Days of the Bangold Summer, Scottish band Belle and Sebastian have released a new album called A Bit Of Previous which is out now via Matador Records. According to the press release, The new album was recorded in Belle and Sebastian’s hometown of Glasgow when plans to fly to Los Angeles in spring of 2020 were scrapped due to the pandemic. Says Murdoch in the liner notes: “We did it together, us and the city. This record was the first ‘full’ LP recording for B&S in Glasgow since Fold Your Hands Child, 1999. We clocked in every morning, we played our songs, we wrote together, we tried new things, we took the proverbial lump of clay, and we threw it every day.”
Now they are back with a new track with the same title of the album but which doesn’t appear on it. The title is explained alternately as an allusion to the concept of reincarnation in Buddhism and a passing reference to a past romantic relationship made by a band member’s father.
Check the official video below.