Bastille showed a little of one of their new songs from their new album via their website on the second of June. The indie pop band, whose ‘Pompeii’, ‘Of the Night’ and ‘Bad Blood’ album were smash hits, seem to be showing a mellower side with this slow-paced song. On their website, you can see a short video of a girl falling from a high building in slow motion. Hopefully they will have more upbeat and catchy songs too, as bands are always in danger of suffering from Second Album Syndrome.
Their new album comes four years after their debut. Rumours say that the band will release a new song as a single before playing Glastonbury on the 24th of June. They also showed off new songs ‘The Currents’ and ‘Snakes’ at Radio 1’s Big Weekend festival on the last weekend of May. ‘The Currents’ was also originally shown off at the Snowbombing festival in Switzerland, while ‘Snakes’ was premiered at live in June 2015 at Caribana Festival also in Switzerland.
The band gave a preview of the album by putting up two Instagram teaser trailers. They ask a question: “Are you afraid of heights?” and it appears they now have a new logo, with three intertwining triangles. Apparently the logo, the woman falling off a building and the question about the fear of heights form a common thread through the album. The new album will be called ‘Wild World’.
Bastille are set to have a hectic summer schedule, as they play several festivals this summer, with shows at Parklife Weekender, Wild Life, Glastonbury, T In The Park, V Festival, Festival No 6 and Bestival.
It’s anyone’s guess what the content of the album is about, though it may have a lot do with them seeing the world as wild.