Bastille say new single ‘Fake It’ is a ‘favourite’ from upcoming second album

Band release second track from upcoming record 'Wild World'

Bastille have discussed their new single ‘Fake It’, describing it as a “nod towards a lot of the music we love” and “one of our favourites” from their new album.

The band’s forthcoming second album ‘Wild World’ is due on September 9.

‘Fake It’ follows on from the band’s lead single ‘Good Grief’, which the band played live on US TV earlier this week.

Speaking exclusively to NME, frontman Dan Smith said of the track: “This was one of the last tunes we made for the album and it’s one of our favourites. It was fun to nod towards a lot of the music we love when putting together the beats and with the really heavy 808 [iconic Roland drum machine] bass line that comes out of nowhere.”

Listen to ‘Fake It’ below. Read NME‘s review here.

The band have announced a huge UK arena tour in support of this album, which will take place in October and November.

Before then, Bastille play at V Festival, Festival No 6 and Bestival festivals this summer.

Bastille will play the following headline dates:

Bournemouth BIC (October 28)
Plymouth Pavilions (29)
Cardiff Motorpoint Arena (31)
London O2 (November 1)
Leeds First Direct Arena (4)
Nottingham Motorpoint Arena (5)
Manchester Arena (6)
Birmingham Barclaycard Arena (8)
Glasgow SSE Hydro (12)
Newcastle Metro Radio Arena (13)

Watch frontman Dan Smith discussing ‘Good Grief’ below.
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