A promo video for “God Help the Girl” has been released, and it is everything you would expect for a song that has the opening lines “there is no way I’m looking for a boyfriend”. The song takes its name from the musical film by Stuart Murdoch of Belle & Sebastian that has been doing its film festival rounds this year. Emily Browning is lovely and perfectly twee (because twee is the only word for when someone sings about washing dishes in a boater hat) as she parades around Glasgow singing between cuts from the film.
The tune itself could only be written by Murdoch. The film is in fact a part of his longer on-going project with the band called God Help the Girl, and it takes several of the songs made for it.
Perhaps this is the dreamer in me, but the video certainly makes the film release even more enticing.