Belle and Sebastian have shared the video for ‘Poor Boy’, the latest single taken from their new triptych of EPs, How To Solve Our Human Problems Parts 1-3, which was recently released to widespread acclaim.
Continuing the EP series’ nuanced exploration of the tapestry of human lives and interactions, the video, made in partnership with Tidal and directed by Oscar Sansom & Ciaran Lyons of The Forest of Black, follows the various goings-on of an apartment building, set to the songs addictively slinky R&B groove and soulful vocal hooks.
Currently in the midst of a headline UK tour, showcasing the new songs for the first time in a live capacity as well as playing the band’s beloved classics, Belle and Sebastian have recently announced further worldwide summer festivals slots at Primavera, Benicàssim, A Summer’s Tale, Arroyo Seco Weekend and more.
Recalling their 1997 release of three consecutive EPs, How To Solve Our Human Problems has the classic blend of joy and melancholy and idiosyncratic spirit that has always characterised Belle and Sebastian. A double album’s worth of music – richly melodic, deliciously literate, as gentle as a summer stream but as insistent as a river – How To Solve Our Human Problems is both an era of its own, and part of a long, rich history.
Thu-22-Mar - UK, Gateshead - Sage Gateshead
Fri-23-Mar - Scotland, Perth - Perth Concert Hall
Sat-24-Mar - Scotland, Edinburgh - Usher Hall
Fri-25-May - UK, Glasgow - Galvanizers Yard
Mon-26-Mar - Ireland, Dublin - Vicar St
Tue-27-Mar - Ireland, Dublin - Vicar St