Cover photo by Marisa Privitera Murdoch

We asked fans ‘How are you feeling in lockdown?’ and a project was born.

Words by fans.
Narrated by Stuart Murdoch & Alessandra Lupo
Visuals by Kenny MacLeod


The band recorded the track, stripped back and using the words from our fans.

We’re asking you to download the bones of the song, take it away, add a bass line, a trumpet, a voice, whatever you like and create your own version of ‘Protecting The Hive’.

You may want to download the stems from this Soundcloud playlist and import to Garageband if you have it but if you’re feeling lo-fi why not just download the full instrumental version and film yourself playing your instrument or singing over the top?

Submit your version by uploading to your YouTube channel or Soundcloud account then share on Twitter using #ProtectingTheHive and don’t forget to tag us @bellesglasgow