Friday, July 03, 2009

Playlist: God Help The Girl

I've been listening to Stuart Murdoch's "God Help The Girl" album repeatedly the last couple of days, so let's give it some publicity.

Murdoch is the lead singer of Belle & Sebastian, and "God Help The Girl" is going to be a film musical. He hasn't made it yet. But he has released the soundtrack album, mostly original songs with a couple of B&S covers given an orchestral polish. He also apparently ran open online auditions to find singers; that's where he found Brittany Stallings, who does the lead vocal on this version of "Funny Little Frog."

Do pay attention to the lyrics, it's worth it. Belle & Sebastian's version got to number 13 in 2006, and their video makes the point a little more clearly than GHTG's project trailer.