Ya’ll remember Bastille? Their the breakout English band – Dan Smith, Chris “Woody” Wood, Kyle Simmons and Will Farquarson – responsible for supplying us with the irresistibly catchy “Pompeii” from their 2013 debut album Bad Blood, which has now sold more than four million albums worldwide alongside 11 million singles.
Two years later, and the foursome are back and ready to do it again with a brand new offering from their forthcoming album, Wild World: “Good Grief,” a similarly buoyant slice of pop-rock spruced up with a heavier bassline, summery synths and infectious hand claps. “Every minute and every hour/ I miss you, I miss you, I miss you more/ Every stumble and each misfire/ I miss you, I miss you, I miss you more,” frontman Dan Smith sings on the hook. It’s basically a meatier, more summer-ready version of what we’ve already heard from them so it should work in their favor. What do you guys think?
“I love hooks and making big pop songs that hopefully you’ll remember, but lyrically I’m drawn to topics that are slightly less well-trodden,” Dan told NME. “So this is a song about loss, but the ups and downs of it and those moments of euphoria you get. The samples of dialogue in the song [from classic ‘80s teen movie ‘Weird Science’] are there to give it a sense of nostalgia. ‘Weird Science‘ is a film that’s long before my time, but there was something about Kelly Le Brock’s voice and something about that line opening the song that I just loved.”
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