Belle & Sebastian Announce “Days Of The Bagnold Summer OST”

Days of the Bagnold Summer began life as a 2012 award-winning graphic novel by Joff Winterhart, was turned into a feature film and the directorial debut of Simon Bird (The Inbetweeners, Friday Night Dinner), and is now a wonderful, rich, bittersweet, and warmly welcoming original soundtrack album by Belle and Sebastian, to be released September 13 via Matador Records / Remote Control Records.

The announcement arrives with first single Sister Buddha and its accompanying video, which can be seen via the image below. Premiered by Mary Anne Hobbs on BBC 6 Music, the anthemic and transcendent song is led by shards of melodic guitar and Stuart Murdoch’s compassionate lyrics and soaring vocals, telling of a protagonist in search of an escape from “the thrills, the pills, the circus ring” of daily life, brimming with a message of inner strength and solidarity.

Days Of The Bagnold Summer features eleven brand new Belle and Sebastian songs, as well as re-recorded versions of classics Get Me Away From Here I’m Dying, originally appearing on 1996’s If You’re Feeling Sinister, and I Know Where The Summer Goes, from 1998’s This Is Just a Modern Rock Song EP.

Days Of The Bagnold Summer, set for release in 2020, features BAFTA-winning actress Monica Dolan (Eye in the Sky, The Falling, Pride), Earl Cave (The End of the F***ing World), Rob Brydon (The Trip, A Cock and Bull Story), BIFA Award-winning actress, writer and director Alice Lowe (Prevenge, Adult Life Skills, Sightseers), Olivier Award-winner actress Tamsin Greig (Second Best Marigold Hotel, Tamara Drewe) and Elliot Speller-Gillot (Uncle). It’s a tender, touching and acutely observed coming-of-age story, which tells of a heavy-metal-loving teenager’s holiday plans falling through at the last minute, leading to him having to spend the summer with the person who annoys him most in the world: his mum. The film is set for release in 2020.

Belle and Sebastian
Days Of The Bagnold Summer OST

  1. Sister Buddha (Intro)
  2. I Know Where The Summer Goes
  3. Did The Day Go Just Like You Wanted?
  4. Jill Pole
  5. I’ll Keep It Inside
  6. Safety Valve
  7. The Colour’s Gonna Run
  8. Another Day, Another Night
  9. Get Me Away From Here I’m Dying
  10. Wait And See What The Day Holds
  11. Sister Buddha
  12. This Letter
  13. We Were Never Glorious

Belle and Sebastian – Days Of The Bagnold Summer OST is out Friday 13 September via Matador Records / Remote Control Records.

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