Bastille to Get ‘Heavy and Dark’ on New Album, Says Frontman Dan Smith


Story by Anne Erickson

Bastille’s follow-up to ‘Bad Blood’ will feature ‘guitar heavy and dark’ music

Bastille isn’t known for crafting the darkest-sounding music, but that may change. According to singer Dan Smith, the group’s follow-up to their debut album, 2013’s “Bad Blood,” will involve lots of different styles and a wide range of musical genres.

“There will be some songs that’ll be quite guitar heavy and dark,” he tells Gigwise. “At the moment I’ve been listening to a … lot of R&B, and so you know, there might even be some songs leaning that way.”

He doesn’t think the new music will sound too different to fans, though. As Smith explains, “it’s one of those things where what I think sounds like a dark rock song or, you know, like an R&B track, might to someone else just sound like a Bastille song.”

Smith added that “Bad Blood” performed “way better than we expected and way better than our label expected.”

“Bad Blood” reached No. 11 on the Billboard 200 albums chart in its debut week at hit No. 1 on the U.K. albums chart its first week out.



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