Emily Browning & Belle & Sebastian – “God Help The Girl” Video (Stereogum Premiere)
Belle & Sebastian’s Stuart Murdoch is bringing his musical God Help The Girl to the big screen, but first he’ll bring the movie’s title track to your small screen. Murdoch directed the “God Help The Girl” video using new footage of star Emily Browning and scenes from the film, which is described like so:
From writer/director Stuart Murdoch (lead singer of beloved indie pop group Belle & Sebastian) comes the most delightfully different musical of the year. Eve (Emily Browning) is a catastrophe—low on self-esteem but high on fantasy, especially when it comes to music. Over the course of one Glasgow summer, she meets two similarly rootless souls: posh Cass (Hannah Murray) and fastidious James (Olly Alexander), and together they decide there’s only one thing to do: form a pop group.
The song and video are vintage Murdoch: precious whimsy, formal dress, unassailable melody, and the general feeling that you’re living inside a twee fantasy. If you have any affection for Murdoch’s work, you’ll dig this. Watch below.
God Help The Girl will air in exclusive UK screenings 8/16 and opens widely in the UK on 8/22. In the US, it opens 9/5 in New York and Los Angeles followed by other markets on 9/12. It will also be available at iTunes, on demand, and at GodHelpTheGirl.com beginning 9/5. Watch the trailer here.