Minus the patronage
part, that is.
By Blurt Staff
Way back in 1999, Momus, aka Nick Currie, pioneered the art
of grassroots music patronage with his album Stars Forever, featuring tracks written specifically about individuals
(or organizations) who had kicked in a thousand bucks each to help fund the
record. Belle and Sebastian have decided to create their own wrinkle on the
record-a-song-about-you angle, minus the patronage part, as a cool promotion
for their upcoming album Write About Love.
Due next week on Matador, the album will contain a unique
code, and after entering that code at the Matador site you can “write 300 words
about love, in any sense of the word.”
“Then,” the Matablog informs us, “Belle and Sebastian will
pick a winner (henceforth referred to as “Lucky”) and Stuart Murdoch will fly
out to Lucky’s hometown, hang out with Lucky for an afternoon, and write and
record a song about Lucky which will then be released on an exclusive Belle and
Sebastian 7″ later in 2011.”
Awesome. And you don’t even have to fix lunch for Stuart.
But it might be a nice gesture.