Belle & Sebastian frontman Stuart Murdoch has introduced particulars of his debut novel.
Described as “half memoir and half fiction,” No person’s Empire follows a lead character named Stephen with the identical continual fatigue syndrome as Murdoch himself. It is going to be launched in September 2024.
“I drifted into writing No person’s Empire,” Murdoch stated in an announcement. “It felt like the fitting time to inform this story in long-form, although I’ve been singing about it for years. I imagined I used to be writing it for the ME/CFS group and because the e book went on it grew to become extra necessary to me, gaining a lifetime of its personal.
“I wanted it as a lot because it wanted me and I leant closely on it for solace. Due to this fact, when it was picked up by Faber for publication, I used to be elated and really relieved. Hopefully, that is the beginning of a ravishing relationship!”
Bloody delighted to be a f..f..Faber creator! We’ll polish the e book up for you in time for subsequent 12 months, get some good artwork work executed too.😊 https://t.co/ROzRp31C1C
— stuart murdoch (@nee_massey) September 13, 2023
Earlier this 12 months, Belle & Sebastian cancelled their American tour, citing Murdoch’s well being.
The assertion learn: “Hello people. It’s Stuart from Belle and Sebastian right here. We’re sorry to must announce the cancellation of our North American tour for 2023.
“As you is likely to be conscious my well being took a dive round November 2022. Whereas I hope that I’ll enhance over the approaching months, we felt it will be a safer path to cancel this tour and depart a transparent path to restoration, slightly than take a threat and must cancel on the final minute.
“We had an incredible plan in place, to launch our second LP in six months and hit America up once more! Whereas the report made it out, we’re going to have to attend a bit longer till we are able to tour it. We apologise once more for the inconvenience we have now brought on you. Sincerely yours, Stuart.”
Initially of 2023, the band introduced particulars of a shock new album, ‘Late Builders’, and shared the only ‘I Don’t Know What You See In Me’. It’s the Scottish indie veterans’ twelfth studio album and was launched on January 13.
Arriving simply eight months after their final report ‘A Bit Of Earlier’, Murdoch lately advised NME that ‘Late Builders’ was born of the identical periods within the band’s native Glasgow in 2021. After plans for to report in Los Angeles have been deserted as a result of coronavirus pandemic, the group transformed their rehearsal house right into a COVID-safe makeshift studio. Murdoch defined how after the downtime of lockdown, he entered periods for ‘A Little bit of Earlier’ “with about 30 songs”.