Belle & Sebastian mainman Stuart Murdoch has announced details of his new album, entitled ‘God Help The Girl’.
The album features Murdoch-penned songs sung mostly by girls he found through a competition on social networking site iMeem.
‘God Help The Girl’ is released on June 22, with the single ‘Come Monday Night’ released on May 11. Fans can download ‘Come Monday Night’ for free by signing up at Godhelpthegirl.com
Murdoch originally had the idea for the album in 2004 and has been working intermittently on it since then. As well as the singers found throughout the competition, The Divine Comedy‘s vocalist Neil Hannon appears on one track, while ‘Withnail And I’ soundtrack composer Rick Wentworth also appears throughout.
You can watch a video of Murdoch explaining how the project came about by scrolling down now.
The tracklisting for ‘God Help The Girl’, with vocalists names in brackets, is:
‘Act of the Apostle’ (Catherine Ireton)
‘God Help The Girl’ (Ireton)
‘Pretty Eve In The Tub’ (Stuart Murdoch, Ireton)
‘A Uniﬁed Theory’ (Instrumental)
‘Hiding Neath My Umbrella’ (Murdoch, Ireton)
‘Funny Little Frog’ (Brittany Stallings)
‘If You Could Speak’ (Ireton, Anna Miles)
‘Musician Please Take Heed’ (Ireton)
‘Perfection as a Hipster’ (Neil Hannon, Ireton)
‘Come Monday Night’ (Ireton)
‘Music Room Window’ (Instrumental)
‘Just Want His Jeans’ (Asya)
‘I’ll Have To Dance With Cassie’ (Ireton)
‘A Down and Dusky Blonde’ (Ireton, Stallings, Asya, Dina Bankole, Celia Garcia)
Stuart Murdoch explains his ‘‘God Help The Girl’ project: