Rejoice! Bastille have released new single ‘Quarter Past Midnight’.
It’s the lead single from the band’s upcoming third album, which will be the follow-up to 2016’s ‘Wild World’. The track was unveiled on BBC Radio 1 as the band’s Dan Smith sat in for Annie Mac alongside Nick Grimshaw.
Of the track, Dan says: ““It’s just about trying to capture that Sliding Doors moment on a night out. Some people are gonna go home; for some this is just the beginning. It became about being in someone’s car, driving through the city, and I wanted to try and capture that sense of excitement, and that rush.”
We recently had a chat with Bastille ahead of their huge show at the Royal Albert Hall, where they performed with a fifteen-strong string section, where Dan confirmed the new album is “completely finished”. He added: “With this record we want to make something that was way more cohesive… It’s shorter and there’s a slight throwback feel to some of the songs. It’s almost like the apocalypse is happening outside but, for a minute, shutting the curtains to that and enjoying what you’ve got for a second, which I think is a completely valid and sane thing to do.”
Listen to ‘Quarter Past Midnight’ below.
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