by / May 12th, 2009 /

Stuart Murdoch to release solo album

Belle & Sebastian’s Stuart Murdoch will release God Help The Girl, his new musical project on May 22nd through Rough Trade.

The album features guest vocals from Limerick native Catherine Ireton after Stuart put out an open call for female singers to work on a new album and movie based on a story he wrote about a “better summer” featuring two girls and a guy. God Help The Girl is a story set to music, which Stuart has been working on intermittently for the last five years. The record features an array of singers including Neil Hannon of the Divine Comedy, the other members of Belle and Sebastian and a 45 piece orchestra conducted by Withnail & I composer Rick Wentworth.

‘Come Monday Night’ is the first single to be released and the video is here: