On January 20th, Belle and Sebastian return with its ninth studio album, Girls in Peacetime Want To Dance, through Matador Records. Already we’ve heard the island-inspired “The Party Line” and the quaintly charming “Nobody’s Empire”. Today, the Scottish indie pop outfit shares a third single in “The Cat with the Cream”.
Despite a whimsical title, the track has more of a distinct political lean than other album cuts. This no doubt comes from a place of anguish and disenchantment as the song features jabs against the “men in frocks of Parliament” and visceral revelations like “Everybody bet on the boom and got busted”. Yet all those deep, dark emotions go down much easier thanks to gentle, swaying guitars and Stuart Murdoch’s hushed croon.
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