Inspired by the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio, Belle & Sebastian released a brand new song to celebrate. Accompanied by a video of archival footage of previous events the instrumental track, “Olympic Village, 6am” is a groovy, bouncy affair that contrasts with the usually bombastic and frequently awful Olypmic themes.
This is what guitarist Stuart Murdoch had to say about the track:
“Belle & Sebastian dig the Olympics, love the Olympic ideal, love that the world gets together for a big “sports day” once every four years. We can’t be part of it, though we’d like to be. So we recorded a piece of music with Rio in mind, specifically the Track and Field.”