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
- Sister Buddha (Intro)
- I Know Where The Summer Goes
- Did The Day Go Just Like You Wanted?
- Jill Pole
- I’ll Keep It Inside
- Safety Valve
- The Colour’s Gonna Run
- Another Day, Another Night
- Get Me Away From Here I’m Dying
- Wait And See What The Day Holds
- Sister Buddha
- This Letter
- We Were Never Glorious
Belle and Sebastian – Days Of The Bagnold Summer OST is out Friday 13 September via Matador Records / Remote Control Records.