Bastille release ‘Send Them Off !’, the second single to be taken from their hugely anticipated forthcoming new album ‘Wild World’. Opening with a bombastic, hip-hop-inspired horns intro, it’s narrative details irrational relationship jealousy as frontman Dan Smith uses imagery from “The Exorcist” and “Othello” alongside quotes from the 70s Italian sci-fi film ‘Cosmos: War of the Planets’. Boundary-defying, thought-provoking and supremely catchy, it’s typical of the London four-piece’s magpie approach to composition.
Single ‘Good Grief’ kickstarted the band’s return in phenomenal fashion back in June. The deceptively upbeat and infectious song, which deals with the loss of someone you love, notched up the biggest ever week-one streams for an alternative band in the UK.
“If our first album was about growing up and the anxieties surrounding it” Dan explains, “Our second is about trying to make sense of the world around you, both as you see it and as it’s presented to you through the media. It’s also about asking questions of the world and of the people in it. We wanted the album to be a bit disorientating – at times extroverted and introverted, light and dark.”