Underpinned by a more prominent shuffling EDM-style drum track, the eternal Belle and Sebastian are back with a new single and video for a track “We Were Beautiful” in anticipation of a European tour and an album. This is classic Belle and Sebastian: melodic, intelligent and melancholic pop with added trumpet.

The accompanying video, shot on a Saturday morning around their native Glasgow, is typically warm and enigmatic, celebrating a wide spectrum of Glaswegians living ordinary yet beautiful lives:

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The single is available here.

Tour dates are as follows:

Tour Dates:

Mon 05-Feb Belgium, Antwerp, De Roma
Tue 06-Feb France, Strasbourg, La Laiterie
Wed 07-Feb France, Paris, Salle Pleyel
Fri 09-Feb France, Nantes, Stereolox
Sun 11-Feb Luxembourg, Rockhal
Mon 12-Feb Switzerland, Zurich, X tra limmathaus
Tue 13-Feb Italy, Milan, Fabrique
Wed 14-Feb Italy, Bologna, Estragon
Fri 16-Feb Germany, Munich, Muffathalle
Sat 17-Feb Germany, Berlin, Admiralspalast
Sun 18-Feb Germany, Frankfurt, Batschkapp
Mon 19-Feb Netherlands, Amsterdam, Carre
Wed 21-Feb Denmark, Copenhagen, DK Studio 1
Thu 22-Feb Sweden, Stockholm, Munchen Brewery
Fri 23-Feb Norway, Oslo, Sentrum Scene
Sat 24-Feb Sweden, Gothenburg, Studios
Tue 06-Mar UK, Cornwall Truro Hall
Thu 08-Mar UK, Cardiff, Millenium Centre
Fri 09-Mar UK, Aberystwyth, Arts Centre
Sat 10-Mar UK, Nottingham Rock City
Mon 12-Mar UK, Manchester Bridgewater Hall
Tue 13-Mar UK, Cambridge Corn Exchange
Thu 15-Mar UK, Brighton Dome
Fri 16-Mar UK, London Troxy
Sat 17-Mar UK, London Troxy
Mon 19-Mar UK, Liverpool Philharmonic
Tue 20-Mar UK, York Opera House
Thu 22-Mar UK, Gateshead Sage
Fri 23-Mar UK, Perth, Concert Hall
Sat 24-Mar UK, Edinburgh, Usher Hall
Mon 26-Mar Ireland, Dublin, Vicar St
Tue 27-Mar Ireland, Dublin, Vicar St