Belle and Sebastian have announced their ninth album and first studio full-length in 7 years, A Bit of Previous, released May 6th on Matador. It is anticipated by the single Unnecessary Drama. “The song is about a young person experimenting in being a human again after a forced hiatus”, says frontman Stuart Murdoch. “The person is weighing up whether or not it’s worth the mess! Still, you dip your toe in and it becomes delicious, and you get too much of it. Between trouble and nothing, we still choose the trouble.” The Brit Award-winning 7-piece have also announced a spring-summer US tour. Full dates can be found below, alongside rescheduled UK and European tour dates for 2022 and 2023. Enjoy the tune!