Belle & Sebastian share new single, play Union Transfer next Friday - WXPN | Vinyl At Heart

Belle & Sebastian just can’t stop. A year after their twelfth studio album Late Developers, they’re gearing up for an international tour next week, and they’ve shared a new single that was left off the album: “What Happened To You, Son?”

It’s a quick, funny track grounded by a grooving bassline that calls to mind the dancier side of jangle-pop bands like The Smiths. The lyrics see frontman Stewart Murdoch lamenting a nameless rockstar who’s fallen from grace in their later years. From any other band, it might come off as uncomfortably self-conscious, but on this track, Belle & Sebastian prove that thirty years into their career, even the stuff that gets cut from the album is pure indie-pop gold.

Belle and Sebastian come to Philadelphia’s Union Transfer next Friday. The Weather Station opens. Check the WXPN Concerts and Events page for tickets. 

Belle and Sebastian- "What Happened to You, Son?"
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