Bastille have unveiled the brand new video for their latest single ‘Blame’. Check it out below.
Taken from their huge 2016 album ‘Wild World’, which NME named one of the best albums of the year, ‘Blame’ has become a live and fan favourite due to its sharp riffs and vivid lyrics – referencing both The Godfather and American History X.
Directed by Elliott Sellers (Mike Posner, Ty Dolla Sign, Imagine Dragons, Crystal Fighters), the dramatic and cinematic video delves into the world of cults and the fanatical grip they can have on people.
“With the rowdy motion of the community, Blame becomes the voice of a community of people,” said Sellers. “The piece plays out like a vibrant sermon.”
Talking to NME about the video, frontman Dan Smith said: “I can’t wait for people to see it. It’s nuts. It’s nice to mess with people’s expectations of us and use the songs as a springboard to create something else.
‘Blame”s a really important tune for us but it’s also one of the oldest on the record. It’s been quite fun bringing a whole different side to it. Some of the ideas for the video are things we’d thought about for a while but there’s definitely stuff that’s come out of it that I was not expecting!”
With Bastille completing a run of massive arena shows, ‘Wild World’ was recently certified Gold in the UK and has sold over 500,000 copies world-wide.
Earlier this month, Bastille were confirmed to be performing at Reading & Leeds festival 2017 – alongside the likes of Muse, Major Lazer, At The Drive In and many more.