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Listen: Emily Browning And More Sing Title Track From 'God Help The Girl' Plus Full Soundtrack Details

Photo of Kevin Jagernauth By Kevin Jagernauth | The Playlist July 16, 2014 at 9:21AM

Already one of music's finest storytellers, Belle and Sebastian frontman Stuart Murdoch's move into directing with "God Help The Girl" made natural sense. That it was a musical, with a fresh batch of tunes also made sense. Unfortunately, the resulting film was a bit of a misfire, with our Rodrigo Perez describing it out of Sundance as witnessing a "great artist taking on a huge challenge and stumbling painfully on its ambition almost every step of the way." Youch. But at least we'll have the music, right?
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God Help The Girl

Already one of music's finest storytellers, Belle and Sebastian frontman Stuart Murdoch's move into directing with "God Help The Girl" made natural sense. That it was a musical, also made sense. Unfortunately, the resulting film got a mixed reception at Sundance (our review), but there's always the music.

"God Help The Girl" finds the cast of Emily Browning, Olly Alexander and Hannah Murray doing the songs from Murdoch's 2009 album of the same, with three new tunes in the mix as well: "Pretty When the Wind Blows," "I Dumped You First," and "I'm Not Rich." And you can get a flavor of it with the title track sung by Browning and co. and yeah, it's totally Murdoch-esque and if you're been a fan of Belle and Sebastian, this will be right up your alley of twee (but not overly so) pop.

"God Help The Girl" opens in the UK on August 16th, but there's no U.S. date yet. But you can buy the soundtrack on September 2nd. Song and full tracklist below. [Pitchfork]

God Help the Girl: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
01 I Suppose That Was A Prayer
02 Act of the Apostle
03 I Dumped You First
04 Pretty When the Wind Blows
05 I Know I Have to Eat
06 God Help the Girl
07 The Psychiatrist Is In
08 The God of Music
09 If You Could Speak
10 The Catwalk of the Dukes
11 Perfection As a Hipster
12 Fuck This Shit
13 Pretty Eve in the Tub
14 A Loving Kind of Boy
15 What Do You Want This Band to Sound Like
16 Come Monday Night
17 Collective Idiocy
18 I'm Not Rich
19 I'll Have to Dance With Cassie
20 Stalinist Russia
21 Baby's Just Waiting
22 Partick Whistle
23 Musician Please Take Heed
24 I Just Want Your Jeans
25 Invisible
26 The World's Last Cassette
27 Down and Dusky Blonde
28 Dress Up In You  

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